Crane Accidents

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March, 2008 Archive

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Deadly Bartonville Accident

03/20/08

Bartonville, Illinois The Muscatine County sheriff’s office say Robert Eby Jr. of Delmar died when he fell about 60 feet.

Former Spartanburg Phillie Among Victims of Crane Accident

03/19/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People The name might not sound familiar, but Santino “Santy” Gallone was a man worthy of respect and remembrance. Gallone, 37, was one of seven people who died in Saturday’s crane accident in New York City. He Read More

In the Wake of a Crane Collapse, a Home Skewered by a Beam

03/19/08
In the Wake of a Crane Collapse, a Home Skewered by a Beam (1)

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Since Saturday’s collapse of a towering construction crane on the East Side of Manhattan, attention has understandably focused on the central and spectacular details, on the lives lost, the 22-story crane that toppled, the building that Read More

Did a Piece of Nylon Cause Crane Collapse?

03/19/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Residents of five buildings in the area where a 19-story crane collapsed over the weekend are being allowed back into their homes, and another lane of traffic on a nearby avenue has been reopened, city officials Read More

41-Year-Old Ipsco Worker Killed in 58-foot Fall

03/19/08

Blue Grass, Iowa  A 41-year-old worker died this morning following a 58-foot fall  at Ipsco Steel Inc. at 1770 Zachary Ave. The name of the employee is being withheld until all of his relatives have been contacted, said Kelly Brossart, a spokeswoman for the Lisle, Ill.-based company. She said he Read More

Construction Crane Boom Falls Just Feet From House

03/18/08

Victoria, Minnesota  More information lost due to broken links.

Trucker Cited After Crane Hits I-10 Bridge

03/18/08

Marana, Arizona A trucker hauling a crane who crashed into an Interstate 10 overpass in Marana has been cited, Marana police said. Trucker John Holcombe, 43, of Casa Grande was cited Monday on suspicion of violating a roadway height restriction and on suspicion of failure to control his speed to Read More

New York to Send Construction Crane Remains for Tests

03/17/08
New York to Send Construction Crane Remains for Tests

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People New York City workers will dismantle the remnants of a construction crane that collapsed and killed at least five people and send them to a forensics laboratory for testing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The collapse on Saturday of Read More

Victims Remembered as Men Who Knew Risks, but Loved the Job

03/17/08
Victims Remembered as Men Who Knew Risks, but Loved the Job

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People The crane operator lugs his lunchbox and thermos into the cab high in the air as his father had before him, and he sits alone. Below him, the riggers work in the open air, and at Read More

Crane Falls Onto House, Breaks Roof

03/17/08

Morgantown, West Virginia More information lost due to broken links.

Safety is Job One – Deaths at NYC Construction Site Should Not Have Happened

03/16/08

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Yesterday’s tragic crane collapse in NYC killed four and injured 10. It happened in mid-town Manhattan and could have been much worse. The site at 50th Street and 2nd Avenue is a bustling mid city intersection. Read More

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