Crane Accidents

Crane Fatality at Penn State


State College, Pennsylvania

A Man died on Friday evening while de-rigging a crane on the campus of Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania.

The man Jerod Chapman, 29, of American Ornamental Iron, was helping de-rig the crane when another person is reported to have knocked out a pin causing part of the crane to swing or drop and hit Chapman, he was rushed to hospital but declared dead shortly thereafter.

The crane involved was a Grove RT 500 Rough Terrain, initial reports assumed that the incident had occurred with a Link Belt owned by The All Group, that was on site, but have had confirmation that this crane was not involved. We are though still unsure as to what exactly happened, but will update this item when we learn more.

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