Crane Accidents

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2003 Archive

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Port Worker Crushed by Iron Ore in Crane Failure


Brownsville, Texas OSHA Texas is investigating the fatal accident in the port of Brownsville on the Mexican border on Tuesday in which Rogelio Ramirez, 33, was crushed by a falling load of iron ore when a metal claw parted company from the steel cable linking it to the crane unloading Read More

Crane Boom Collapse Injures One


North Liberty, Iowa More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Crashes into Apartment Pool


Queensland, Australia  More information lost due to broken links.

Construction Workers Injured When Crane Topples


Raleigh, North Carolina  More information lost due to broken links.

Collapsed Crane Sends Logs Flying


Port Chalmers, New Zealand More information lost due to broken links.

Harness Saves Man in Fall From Cell Tower


Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska A cell tower worker fell 250 feet from his perch earlier this week and lived to tell about it. Ray Hull, 35, of Durant, Okla., was in the air Tuesday when a crane cable broke, sending him plummeting. His safety harness kicked in about 30 feet from Read More

Stone Worker Dies In Accident


High Point, North Carolina  An employee of a stone fabrication and import company was killed Tuesday in an industrial accident. Joel Ramirez Sanchez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after a large piece of stone broke away from a crane inside The Stone Resource Inc. building, said High Point Read More

Construction Worker Injured


Bermuda A construction worker was rushed to hospital today after being knocked unconscious when he was hit by a crane on the Berkeley School construction site.

Family, Friends Mourn Electrocuted Painter


Spotsylvania County, Pennsylvania Bruce Auchey wanted his son to go to college. So, he told his co-workers, the biggest chunk of his paycheck from Janney Painting was reserved for making that happen. Auchey, 49, was on the job Saturday when a bucket truck he was operating struck an overhead power Read More

Bucket of Concrete Injures Workers


Toronto, Canada Bucket drops on to building scaffold — Four bricklayers plunge 15 metres Four men laying bricks on the outside of an uptown condominium likely didn’t see a 5-tonne bucket of concrete as it came hurtling down on the scaffold where they were working, sending them plunging to the Read More

Four Burned in Electrical Accident at Hatfield Ferry Plant


Carmichaels, Pennsylvania Two OSHA investigators were investigating the accident Sunday night at the plant near Carmichaels and were expected to return to the plant today, Librich said. The Allegheny Energy coal-fired plant is located across the Monongahela River from Masontown, Fayette County. Librich said the men were hurt when the Read More

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