Crane Accidents

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September, 2010 Archive

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Fox Man Electrocuted in Log-Loading Accident


Dale, Oregon One man was killed and another severely burned as they were loading logs and the loader boom came into contact with a live power line. The accident was reported about 11:27 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. It occurred about a mile north of the Meadowbrook Store, off Highway 395 Read More

Mobile Crane Tips in Mississippi

Mobile Crane Tips Pascagoula Mississippi 2010

Pascagoula, Mississippi A 240 ton All Terrain crane went over late last week at a Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, due to a lack of communication and full walk around daily inspection.The initial reports state that the crane’s outriggers had been retracted on the left hand side of the crane Read More

Crane Causes Power Outage


Canada A roofing contractor who hit power lines with a crane Monday night suffered electrical burns and plunged thousands of southwest residents into darkness. Police officers were dispatched to blackened intersections in a 30-block radius to control traffic. The worker, believed to be in his 50s, was taken to Foothills Read More

Crane Accident Blocks I-15


Idaho A portion of Interstate 15 was blocked off to one lane Monday after a crane broke off into the highway. The crane was being carried on a flat bed trailer southbound on I-15 and rammed into the Highway 20 overpass in Idaho Falls. The Idaho State Police investigator says Read More

Man Hit on Head by Crane


New Zealand A Wellington man was taken to hospital by helicopter this morning after being hit by a crane boom while unloading a truck. The Westpac rescue helicopter, with two Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics on board, responded to the incident near the Paraparaumu landfill about 9.15am this morning. “We understand Read More

Man Killed in Norway


Norway 5/24/2012 Update: Two Charged with Negligent Homicide Man killed during a church roof construction project. Severe corrosion resulted in outriggers and surface failure causing a crane to collapse.

1 Injured in N. Austin Crane Accident

Crane Collapses in Austin Texas 2010

Austin, Texas One person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a crane accident in North Austin. The incident happened in the 4700 block of Jackson Avenue. The crane was working on adding a new addition to the Westminster Manor retirement community.  The constructions was being managed by Read More

Worker Injured in Hartford Crane Accident


Hartfort, Illinois A refinery contract worker was injured Thursday after a loading crane tipped over along Hawthorne Avenue, trapping him by the foot and triggering a response by dozens of emergency workers. The man was flown from the scene by a helicopter from ARCH Air Medical Services Inc., but his Read More

Crane, Police Cruiser, Bus Involved Crash


Hillsborough Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office, Thursday, released dramatic video of a crane crushing a deputy’s squad car in a chain reaction accident last week. The images of the accident at Hillsborough Avenue and 56th Street were captured by a security camera aboard a HART bus. The bus was also involved in Read More

Rollover Crash Slows Traffic on Highway 3

Big Rig Rollover in Crane Collision Washington 2010

Silverdale, Washington A rollover crash involving a commercial truck slowed traffic on southbound Highway 3 at Newberry Hill Road Wednesday evening. According to Washington State Patrol, the right front tire on the the truck blew out, causing it to pull to the right. The truck left the roadway, went up Read More

Crane Fails, Injuring Workers


Orcutt, California Santa Barbara County Fire Officials responded to an industrial accident in the Orcutt area to a facility on Dominion Rd at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon. Fire crews say workers were trying to raise a large drilling pipe with a crane when the crane failed. The pipe hit two Read More

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