Crane Accidents

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October, 2003 Archive

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Mobile Crane Topples


Lemoore, California A boom truck belonging to Utilities and Communications Construction Incorporated lies on its side in the parking lot at 100 Vine St.

Man Survives Encounter of Electrical Kind


Port McNeill, B.C. A 46-year-old truck driver was lucky to be alive Saturday after the metal boom of his crane made contact with a 138,000-volt power line last week. Brian Evans was unloading empty fish totes from his flatbed truck when the crane made contact with the main power line Read More

Energy Failure Creates Minor Disruptions, Few Cancellations at Purdue University


West Lafayette, Indiana More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Trapped in Bucket Hangs on as Truck Burns


Anchorage, Alaska Trapped by smoke and fire Wednesday afternoon high above Lake Otis Parkway, a wireman working on a streetlight said he considered, in desperation, jumping from his bucket to a light pole to escape. Joe Grice’s biggest fear was that the fire that engulfed the boom truck below, and Read More

Crane Accident Shuts Down Santa Cruz Wharf


Santa Cruz, California  Truck flips over wharf in Santa Cruz, spills fuel into the ocean. A routine annual maintenance operation on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf went awry Wednesday when a truck that was hoisting up a kayak dock slipped and flipped over the edge. The truck dangled from the Read More

Crane Crash Blocks Road


Hampshire More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Driver Escapes Injury in Accident


Scotland  A crane driver is understood to have escaped injury yesterday when his machine toppled over in a yard at Dundee harbour. The large crane, bearing the name Taylor Crane Co Ltd, came to rest on its boom arm with its rear wheels in the air. Workmen said the driver Read More

Courtland Utility Worker Recovering From Severe Burns


Courtland, Alabama More information lost due to broken links.

Painter Injured When City Truck Strikes Cherry Picker


Roanoke, Virginia More information lost due to broken links.

Tree Trimmer Electrocuted


Springfield, Ohio More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Tips Over and Traps Operator Upside Down in Cab.


Grand Forks, North Dakota  Bernie Samdahl, 49, of Park River, N.D., was driving a piling into the ground when the soil under his pad gave way and the crane tipped over, said Rick Coulter, battalion chief of the Grand Forks Fire Department. Samdahl was working on the banks of the Read More

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