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Man Critically Injured When Crane Falls Onto Highway 163

09/23/95
Mobile Crane Accident - Boom Buckle / Collapse

Mission Valley, California In an accident a witness described as “just too weird,” a crane lifting a metal column in Mission Valley toppled over onto part of state Route 163 yesterday morning, and a Fallbrook motorist was critically injured. Phillip Hepner Reid, 48, suffered head injuries when the crane’s boom came down right in the path Read More

Crane Operator Falls 30 Feet from a Crane

07/11/95

California California FACE Report #95CA011 A 60-year-old male equipment operator (the victim) died after falling 30 feet from the crane he was operating on an elevated freeway. The width of the freeway where the victim was working was approximately 25 feet from concrete guardrail to concrete guardrail. Prior to the Read More

Laings Fined After Fall Kills Workers

05/26/95

United Kingdom A construction worker from Radlett plunged to his death after an unstable crane toppled over, a court heard on Friday. Anthony Fear, 38, was thrown five storeys to the ground when the work platform he was dismantling came away from the building. Inadequate safety procedures left the platform Read More

Industrial Accident Fatal to Shreveport Man

01/30/95

Shreveport, Loisiana A Shreveport man was fatally injured in an industrial accident at the UOP Shreveport Plant this morning. Galen V. Johnson, Jr., a 42-year-old employee of Louisiana Crane and Machinery, was working as a sub-contractor in a roadway near a UOP manufacturing unit. Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies report that Read More

Two Workers Fall to Death in Accident at Kingdome

08/18/94

Seattle, Washington A construction crane accident at the Kingdome killed two people and injured one Wednesday night, authorities said. Two workers sandblasting the stadium ceiling fell some 250 feet when a basket affixed to the top of a crane broke loose, a Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman said. As it fell, Read More

William “Mickey” Johnson

04/27/94

Rosalia, Washington Mickey was working as a rigger and was putting away his gear when the crane turned and he was crushed between the housing and the counterweight. Mic was pronounced dead at the scene. He left behind a wife named Sandy, a step-daughter (Katie) two sons (Kaggen and Nic) Read More

Lampson Crane Overload

02/8/93
Overload Crane Queensland Australia 1993 (1)

The cranes are owned by Lampson, however, Lampson personnel had no involvement in the lift. What made the M4100WS2 tip? The M4600WS5 and M4100 lifted the load, no problem. They then tracked sideways. During the tracking, the site personnel noticed the M4600’s counterweight was going to hit a steel bollard Read More

Lampson 1000T Transi-lift Boom Failure

10/7/91
Lampson 1000T Transi-lift Boom Failure

Beaumont, Texas The accident happened on a Mobil Oil project through the Contractor Kellogg Constructors, Inc. (KCI) The Lampson had just finished picking up a 950 ton vessel (kind of pushing capacity) from the horizontal position to the vertical position, and began its trek to the left (backing up-traveling under 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

Doyle Peeks Trapped Under Crane

10/6/88
Doyle Peeks Crushed Under Crane

Doyle Peeks “It is very embarrassing to publicize this, especially since that is me, Doyle Peeks, trapped under that 580 Case. Yes, I gave myself a Dummy Award. I did something dumb. I put the photo here in hopes it may keep someone else from repeating what I did. What I Read More

Lowell Sweatt

08/26/86

Killed instantly in a crane accident while working on the Mississippi River. My father was a crane operator foreman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in a separate incident on the same day, just five hours later, at a different site entirely, another crane operator was killed when Read More

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