Crane Accidents

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November, 2003 Archive

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Crane Operator Crushed to Death


Wallingford, Connecticut Philip Hopkins, 55, of Willimantic was pronounced dead shortly after 4 a.m. after being crushed beneath a metal bin.

Firefighters Respond to Crane Collapse


Gaylord, Michigan More information lost due to broken links.

Man Injured as Crane Collapses


Australia  A man was seriously injured on Monday when a 200-tonne crane collapsed into Sydney Harbour. Crane operator Craig Smith fell four metres onto the ground, a Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) spokesman said. The accident occurred at about 6am (AEDT) at a loading terminal at Walsh Bay. Read More

Authorities Identify Worker Who Died After Fall


Fargo, North Dakota A man who fell about 40 feet to his death while working on power poles has been identified. Cass County authorities say Toby Windels, 21, of Sebeka, Minn., died after he fell from a bucket truck near Horace, south of Fargo. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department said Windels Read More

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