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Windmilling – The Anatomy of a Tower Catastrophe

02/10/99

Huntsville, Alabama This article describes the step-by-step events that led to the tower collapse which claimed the life of Andy Figge, a well respected rigger and Registered Professional Civil Engineer. The article was written at the request of several Southern California broadcast engineers who had close ties with Andy and Read More

Construction Crane Falls

11/29/89

San Francisco, California 5 Die – High-rise Boom Hits Buildings, Vehicles In San Francisco From his 21st-floor office, Philip Auyoung had watched with fascination for months as construction workers built a high-rise just across the street. But Tuesday he watched with horror as a construction crane toppled, sending three workers to Read More

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