Crane Accidents

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November, 2003 Archive

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Ceiling Crane Weight Crushes Man’s Leg and Hand

11/21/03

 San Jose, California  Roger Talbot, 49, was using a ceiling crane to move a heavy piece of equipment from one part of a room to another at the Water Pollution Control Plant, 700 Los Esteros Road, police spokeswoman Officer Gina Tepoorten said. Suddenly, a 700-pound counterweight on the crane shifted Read More

Two Injured When Glass Pane Slips From Crane

11/20/03

Kurumba Village Resort Island of Male  A glass pane slipped from a crane in the process of taking out some glass panes from a container.

Crane Accident Injures Shipbuilding Workers

11/19/03

North Kingston, Rhode Island A worker guiding a steel plate at the top of the crane was blown out of his personnel basket by a gust of wind around noon. The worker fell out of the basket, but a safety harness he was wearing pulled him back in.

Crane Deaths ‘A Mystery’

11/13/03

London The reason the top of a 450-foot crane broke off killing three construction workers may never be known, their families have been told. Michael Whittard, 36, from Leeds, Martin Burgess, 31, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, and Peter Clark, 33, from Southwark, south London, died when the crane they were Read More

Overloaded Crane at MGM Grand

11/11/03
Overloaded Crane at MGM Grand (1)

Las Vegas, Nevada Crane overloaded at MGM Grand yesterday. Reportedly, Jakes Crane rented this Manitowoc 888 from Essex and re-rented it “Operator Maintained” to their customer.

Crane Falls Across I-4 In Volusia; Shuts Lanes

11/10/03

Volusia County, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Man Electrocuted by Power Lines

11/9/03

Mendenhall, Mississippi  Benjamin Turnage apparently became tangled in power lines as he was being lifted in a bucket truck, said Magee City Clerk Donald Fortenberry.

Crane Worker Electrocuted – Two Injured

11/8/03

Queens, New York Anthony Nelson, 42, a construction worker from Bedford-Stuyvesant, was electrocuted when a power surge shot down a cable at the site, located at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 53rd Street, police said. Nelson, who just started the job Thursday, was taken to nearby Peninsula Hospital, where he Read More

Two Killed as Crane Contacts Power Line

11/8/03
Two Killed as Crane Contacts Power Line

St. Clair, Michigan Report Update (02/10/04):  State Fines St. Clair Shores Firm in Two Electrocution Deaths An accident at a construction site northeast of Detroit took the lives of two young workers Wednesday, November 5. The incident was described by a visitor to the site of the tragedy as an Read More

Tree Service Operator Dies in Springvale

11/7/03

 Springvale, Maine A 28-year-old Lyman man died Thursday when a boom truck he was in tipped over and he catapulted into a tree. Sanford Police Maj. Gordon Littlefield says Toby Stockwell, who operated the T & M Tree Service, was removing tree limbs in the Woodvale Court area around 11:15 a.m. Read More

Second Crane Topples Over in Sydney Street

11/6/03
Second Crane Topples Over in Sydney Street

Australia  A 50-tonne crane toppled over in a Sydney street today – the second accident of its kind in less than a week – and a union chief said it was “pure chance” that no-one was killed. Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union organiser Phil Davey said the crane had Read More

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