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William Cahill

06/16/73

East London, England Age 50, Owner of one of Europes largest crane demolition companies was killed instantly whilst removing cranes from Portsmouth Harbour in Southern England, leaving two sons Tony 19 and William 15 and wife Jean 42. The accident happened in June 1973. William climbed up to the cab Read More

Jerry Sayers

04/17/70

San Antonio, Texas Construction Worker, Age 38, died instantly as the result of a crane accident . He left behind his wife, JoAnn Philips Sayers, children: David Jerry Sayers, age 14 at the time, Amy Sayers, age 13 then, Jody Sayers, age 6 at the time and a step-son he Read More

Billy Donald Yellot

10/31/64

34 years-old, killed October 31, 1964. Left behind 4 children and a wife, Shirley Joe Yellott. He was a member of the Local #450 out of Orange, Texas and was killed on the job. The dragline that he was operating had problems with the tire and he was trying to Read More

Adelbert Clark Wilson

07/13/64
Adelbert Clark Wilson

Denver, Colorado Killed during the construction of the Wadsworth Blvd and Hampden Ave. intersection outside of Denver, Colorado when an incorrect pin was released on the crane he was working under. Del left behind his wife, 2 young sons, his parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Read More

David Russel Scharf

06/18/56

North Gower Man Killed By Falling Crane Boom – Almonte (Special) – The last step in the reconstruction of the steeple of the Almonte United Church ended in tragedy late yesterday afternoon with the death of a 47-year-old workman. An employee of Hurdman Brothers, Ottawa contractors, was crushed to death Read More

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