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2007 Archive

Crane Drops Steel on Architect Near WTC


New York A crane dropped seven tons of steel from a skyscraper onto a construction trailer Friday, seriously injuring an architect at the site just across from ground zero. The builder of a new corporate headquarters for investment banking giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was cited for four violations, including Read More

Man Struck by Crane While Jogging in Manhattan Update


Manhattan, New York  Original Story (07/16/2002):  Man Struck by Crane While Jogging in Manhattan  “I was struck by the crane’s hook and block after the cable snapped. I was jogging on the FDR pedestrian path when this happened, the cable hit me in the head, the block and hook shattered Read More

4 Settle Post-traumatic


“Big Blue” Collapse Four workers who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of the Big Blue crane collapse in July 1999 at Miller Park have reached an out-of-court settlement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America and nine other defendants. The settlement, reached late in July, just months before a Read More

Hewden Crane Collapse


United Kingdom Hewden Tower Cranes has won its court battle to have a claim against Wolffkran GMBH heard in Britain. The crane manufacturer had wanted the proceedings to be heard in Germany in accordance with its dispute procedure. In a statement, Hewden confirmed it is taking legal proceedings against the manufacturer and Read More

Penny Caused ’05 Jax Beach Crane Collapse

Penny Causes Crane Collapse

Jacksonville Beach, Florida Almost two years ago, three construction workers were injured when a 100-ton crane came crashing down on a Jacksonville Beach construction site. The three workers were injured, but survived the collapse, which occurred back in July of 2005 as the crane was being used to build the Read More

One Killed in Crane Accident


A 39-year-old man died Thursday morning and another man was injured in a crane accident at the White Energy Ethanol Refinery in Hereford. Laray Lee Tidmore of Idabel, Okla., was dead at the scene. Hereford Police Chief David Wagner identified the injured worker as 40-year-old James Lytle of Oak Grove, Read More