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Operator Dies From Injuries Following an Accident With a 4100 Manitowoc

05/30/99
Manitowoc Boom Collapses Killing Operator - Canada

Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Canada At the Husky Oil co-generation project a 4100 Manitowoc in a ringer configuration was attempting to hoist a burner weighing in excess of 130 tons. It was hoisted to a height of approximately 85 feet when the operator was instructed to begin lowering the equipment, he dropped it Read More

110 Mile Per Hour Wind Gusts Topple Crane

04/24/99
Wind Gusts Topple Crane

Ogden, Utah Up to 110 mile per hour wind gusts topples crane. Further details are lost due to removed articles / links by The Salt Lake City Tribune and StandardNet.

Boom Buckles From 47′ Grab

04/20/99
Boom Buckles from 47 Foot Grab

The crane was an American 8470. The operator first attempted to pick the panel of the slab at 47 feet. He then repositioned the crane twice more and finally got the panel off the slab and was attempting to boom it up and the crane would not boom up. The Read More

Crane Collapses, Cutting Off Man’s Leg

09/16/98

San Francisco, California Construction Worker Hit by Giant Steel Cage A construction worker’s leg was severed yesterday when a giant cage-like steel structure fell on him during work on San Francisco International Airport’s grand expansion. Dan Chipparone, 23, was helping guide a reinforcing steel cage that was being lowered by Read More

Crane Crashes Down on I-4

07/2/98
Crane

Tampa A 150-foot crane dismantling an overpass slammed onto westbound Interstate 4 on Wednesday afternoon, smashing two vehicles and stopping traffic for several hours. No one was seriously injured. Florida Department of Transportation officials were unable to explain why the towering red crane, capable of lifting 150 tons, buckled at 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

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