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Overturning of Crawler Crane in the U.K.

09/10/96

United Kingdom Details regarding this accident are currently lost due to broken link.

Kids Escape School Bus Wreck with 30-ton Crane

09/7/96

Port Charlotte, Florida Six school kids had their guardian angle riding with them Friday morning. Shortly after the students were dropped off at Charlotte Harbor and Peace River Elementary schools, a 30-ton motorized crane smashed into the rear of their school bus. Three of the four adults aboard the bus, Read More

Fallen Crane Slows Traffic Near Larkspur

09/4/96

San Francisco, California A crane being used for seismic retrofitting fell into a hole near Highway 101 in Larkspur, forcing sporadic closures on both sides of the freeway for nearly eight hours. The crane, located at the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard intersection under the highway, pitched forward at 12:24 p.m. Read More

Crane Collapses Onto Roof of Bookstore

09/1/96

Lexington, Kentucky A crane from a construction site fell onto the roof of the Kennedy Bookstore yesterday morning, causing thousands of dollars in damage to the bookstore at 405 South Limestone Street. No one was injured.

Construction Worker Is Killed At Fashion Valley Mall Job

08/30/96

El Cajon, California Cal/OSHA Cites Schuff Steel After Fatal San Diego Crane Accident The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) today issued two citations to Schuff Steel Co., for violations of state workplace safety regulations related to an incident June 4 at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Read More

Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

02/22/96
Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

This crane was passing another vehicle when the road shoulder gave way.

Operator Crushed When Dockside Crane Tips Over

11/30/95

Alaska SUMMARY On May 18, 1995 (9:00 AM ) a 49-year-old, male “trouble-shooter” (victim) died after the crane he was operating became unbalanced and tipped over. The crane fell over a dock “bull rail” and fell 31 feet into an adjacent bay. The victim was assisting a dock construction contractor Read More

Crane Accident Kills Man in Potrero District

10/28/95

San Francisco, California A crane operator who was crushed to death in a freak accident in the Potrero district Wednesday morning was identified yesterday as a 38-year-old Manteca man. According to the coroner’s office, Jose De Lara was fatally crushed by a steel girder at a Pacific Gas and Electric Read More

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

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