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January, 2009 Archive

Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped

Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped

Houston, Texas Original Story (07/19/2008):  Four Killed in Crane Collapse The man at the helm of one of the world’s largest cranes when it flipped over backward and killed him and three other workers at a Houston refinery in July had never been in the machine’s cab before and was Read More

Worker Dies Two Weeks After Accident on the New Twin Spans Construction


New Orleans, Louisiana Original Story (12/23/2008) A worker who fell 30 feet into Lake Pontchartrain after an accident on the new Twin Spans under construction last month has died. Tilden Billiot, 65, a longtime Westwego resident, died late Tuesday, Robert S. Boh, president of Boh Bros. Construction Co., said Wednesday afternoon Read More

Construction Rigger In Crane Collapse Indicted On Homicide Charges


New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Nearly 10 months after a tower crane collapsed while it was being raised in Turtle Bay, prosecutors on Monday filed charges against William Rapetti and his company. Both face seven counts of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide Read More