Crane Accidents

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May, 2008 Archive

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Crane topples at IKE

05/9/08

Madison, Indiana  A 50-ton crane with the operator inside the cab turned over at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp. construction site Wednesday. The driver was uninjured. Dennie Ashby, site manager for AEP, said this morning that the crane toppled while piling was being driven. The tip of the boom on the Read More

Runaway Crane Crashes in Tacoma Intersection

05/9/08
Runaway Crane Crashes in Tacoma Intersection (1)

Tacoma, Washington  A large mobile crane careened down a hill in central Tacoma Friday afternoon after its brakes failed, narrowly missing startled people on the way. The crane barreled down a hill from 15th Street and smashed into several trees, parked cars and light poles before coming to rest near Read More

I-45 Closes At Main After Crane Hits Overpass

05/9/08

Houston, Texas More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Comes Early for Fourty Pregnant Women

05/8/08

Greece  More information lost due to broken links.

Mechanic Survives as Crane Crunches Bus

05/8/08
Mechanic Survives as Crane Crunches Bus

Australia  A mechanic and a cleaner are lucky to be alive after a 50-tonne crane toppled over onto bus at a Sydney depot this morning. A short time before 8am, the 50-tonne crane, which was carrying a slab of concrete at a construction site on Balmain Road in Leichhardt, toppled Read More

Crane Falls, Kills Leola Worker

05/7/08

Pennsylvania  A lift crane fell and killed a 23-year-old Leola man working at a mobile home building business Tuesday afternoon. East Lampeter Township police say David Rettew, 11 Stoltzfus Lane, Leola, was operating a four- to six-ton lift crane for his employer, Eagle River Homes, 21 S. Groffdale Road, Leola. Read More

Large Govan Shipyard Crane Snaps

05/5/08
Three Injured in Crane Accident

United Kingdom An 80 tonne crane at a Govan shipyard has snapped while carrying out routine operations. BAE Systems confirmed that three employees were involved in the incident which happened at the company’s site on the Clyde at about 0800 BST. One man is being treated in hospital for minor Read More

House Struck by Boom in Beaverton

05/3/08

Canada  More information lost due to broken links.

Two Injured In Mt. Auburn Construction Accident

05/2/08

Mt. Auburn, Ohio More information lost due to broken links.

Steelworker Dies at Mittal Burns Harbor Plant

05/1/08

Indiana  A steelworker died Wednesday in a “freak accident” at the Burns Harbor facility of Mittal Steel USA, after being pinned between two girders. Paul Gipson, president of United Steelworkers Local 6787 identified the member as Russell Payne, 60, of Portage. Payne leaves a wife and two sons. The accident Read More

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