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Toppled Crane Finally Removed From Queens Courthouse

07/16/02

Queens, New York  The State Supreme Court in Queens will reopen Wednesday afternoon now that a toppled construction crane has finally been removed. The 150-foot crane fell through unstable ground and collapsed onto the courthouse on Monday afternoon, destorying part of the facade. A woman was treated and released for Read More

Three Hurt as Crane Hits Power Line in Brentwood

06/25/02
Three Hurt as Crane Hits Power Line in Brentwood

Brentwood, Pennsylvania A crane driver was critically burned and two other construction workers were seriously injured at a job site at a Brentwood shopping center after a scaffold being moved by a crane came in contact with a high voltage power line. The accident happened at 10:42 a.m. yesterday, when Read More

Wire Goes Down on Bridge, Sparking Fire, Disrupting Traffic

05/9/02
Wire Goes Down on Bridge, Sparking Fire, Disrupting Traffic

Auburn, Maine More information lost due to broken links.

Falling Crane Kills Five, Many Injured, in Chinese School

12/27/01
Falling Crane Kills Five, Many Injured, in Chinese School

Tianshui, China Five people, including four children have been killed in western China after a construction crane toppled onto a school building. More than 90 people were injured in the accident in the town of Tianshui in Gansu province. Nineteen students have been admitted to hospital, three in critical condition. Read More

Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai Shipyard

07/18/01

Shanghai, China Original Story (07/18/2001):  Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai Thirty-six workers were killed and three others injured when a 600-ton gantry crane collapsed suddenly while being elevated in a Shanghai shipyard at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The injured have been hospitalized and well treated. The accident occurred at the Hudong Shipbuilding Read More

Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai

07/17/01
Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai

Shanghai, China Update (07/18/2001):  Crashing Crane Kills Thirty-Six in Shanghai Shipyard Chinese officials now say at least 36 people died when a crane collapsed during installation at a shipyard in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai on Tuesday. Three other people are in a serious condition in hospital. State media Read More

Jury Awards $99.2 Million in Miller Park Accident

12/1/00

“Big Blue” Collapse A jury ordered two companies to pay $99.2 million to the widows of three ironworkers killed when a crane collapsed at the construction site of Milwaukee’s new baseball stadium, Miller Park. All but $157,500 of Friday’s award must be paid by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America. The Read More

Crane Toppled Killing Worker

07/20/00
Tower Crane Collapse New Providence Iowa 2000

New Providence, Iowa Two years ago, the city of New Providence was getting a new water tower when in a catastrophic accident, the water tower collapsed. The incident occurred on July 20, 2000, while workers were erecting a new water tower for the community. The tower was near completion when Read More

Crane Accident with 3 Fatalities

05/22/00
Crane Operator

London, England The three workmen killed when a crane snapped and plunged 400 feet in London’s Docklands have been named. The dead men were Peter Clark, 33, from Southwark, London; Martin Burgess, 31, from Castleford, West Yorkshire; and Michael Whittard, 39, from Leeds. Health and safety investigators are continuing on-site Read More

“Big Blue” Crane Accident of 1999

07/14/99
Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999 - Animation

“BIG BLUE” the tallest crane in the world (almost 600 feet) fell this afternoon at the sports stadium under construction in Milwaukee of the baseball stadium Miller Park at about 5:15 P.M. The 450 ton load coupled with 30 mile an hour winds caused the gigantic tower crane’s integrity to be Read More

Rescue From a Towering Inferno

04/12/99
Rescued Worker from Flaming Building

Atlanta, Georgia A US construction worker has survived a dramatic helicopter rescue from the top of a burning crane. Iver Sims was trapped on top of a swaying, 75-metre (250-foot) crane above a raging warehouse fire in East Atlanta for more than an hour. He was forced to escape from Read More

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