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Construction Worker Killed as Crane Collapses on Him

02/25/98

Bangkok Data lost due to broken or missing link

Wind Brings Crane Crashing Down

02/24/98

Florida Data lost due to broken or missing link

Crane Operator Unhurt in River Spill

02/14/98

South Bend, Indiana A 49-year-old South Bend man escaped serious injury when the crane he was operating fell into the St. Joseph River about 9:30 a.m. Friday at the construction of the new Darden Road bridge.

Crane Falls on I-64

01/28/98

A giant boom on a construction crane fell to the ground from the Jefferson Highway over-pass yesterday, causing a two-car accident on Interstate 64, and blocking traffic for hours. The drivers of the vehicles were treated for minor injuries and released. The crane operator suffered from a minor cut on Read More

Work Site Fatality Near Fort McMurray Results in Charges

01/15/98

Alberta, Canada Work Site Fatality near Fort McMurray Results in Charges Charges, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, have been laid against L. Robert Enterprises Ltd. of Fort McMurray and Sydney Matthew McKay. The prosecution results from an Alberta Labour investigation into a workplace fatality that occurred on January 15, 1998. Read More

Downed Power Lines Close Highway 101

12/13/97

Redwood City, California Highway 101 was shut down for about an hour yesterday after a crane on a construction truck caught several power lines, causing them to fall across the freeway. The accident happened at about noon when the crane, which had a boom extended, struck three of six power Read More

Crane Crashes Into Disneyland Ride

11/7/97

Data lost due to removed or broken link

No One Injured as Crane Flips

11/5/97

Data lost due to broken or removed link

Subway Worker is Killed in Crane Accident

10/10/97

Universal City, California A subway construction worker was struck and killed Wednesday by equipment attached to a crane marking the third fatality this year on the Metro Rail project. The 36-year-old mechanic, Brian Bailey of Reseda, was in an 80-foot-deep shaft when he “walked into the path of grippers as Read More

Crane Crash Haunts Victim

10/1/97
Crane Accident Syracuse, New York (1)

Syracuse, New York Read Update (April 2000) An Auburn woman has been thrown for a loop a year-and-a-half after she was the victim of a freak accident. It was October of 1997 when Laura Cuthbert’s car was crushed by a 300 foot construction crane boom when the crane toppled in Read More

Insecure Load Claims Life

09/2/97

Morehead City, North Carolina James “Pop” Harvey was helping unload a barge at the port when approximately 3,000 pounds of unprocessed rubber fell on and killed him. Longshoremen said at the time that the incident apparently occurred because one of the four hooks used in lifting the three metal baskets Read More

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