Crane Accidents

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March, 2004 Archive

Company Received Victoria’s Second Largest Fine for a Fatal Workplace Accident


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Original Story (08/05/2001):  Construction Worker Crushed to Death at Southbank Fred Smith, 53, was killed on a Southbank work site when a 20 tonne counter weight fell from a crane in August 2001. Balderstone Hornibrook pleaded guilty to three charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act Read More

Paul Hanson


Waretown, New Jersey Age 31, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, Rahway, of a work-related injury. He was a 1991 graduate of Toms River High School North, Toms River. He was an excellent guitar player and played in his own band, Gypsy Feed, with three of his best Read More

More Training Needed for Crane Operators

Poor set-up accounts for over 60 percent of all crane tip-overs

Crane Operators Don’t Have Certification Requirements, but Hairdressers Do U.S. Department of Labor statistics indicate that from 1984 to 1997 construction fatalities averaged about 1,150 individuals a year, of which crane-related fatalities averaged about 50 a year. It was perceived that with the introduction of voluntary operator certification across the Read More