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Philomath Man Injured in Logging Accident

12/21/01

Philomath, Oregon A Philomath man was injured Saturday in an industrial logging accident according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports, a crew from Bruer’s Contract Cutting of Philomath was attempting to set up a crane in a logging operation, and while doing so, a cable snapped. The crane boom collapsed and Read More

ISU Crane Arm Collapses

07/28/01

Normal, Illnois It is reported all three cranes are owned and operated by Big Hook Crane Service of Bloomington. Damage from crane crash estimated at $300,000.00 More information lost due to broken links.  

Crane Boom Breaks in Attempt to Remove Plunged Truck

07/10/01

Hong Kong Efforts to remove the wreckage of a fully-loaded garbage truck from the roof of a Happy Valley building failed yesterday when the arm (boom) of the crane snapped. The 24-tonne truck, which had plunged 150 metres from Stubbs Road on to the roof of the two-storey building in Read More

Crane Falls, Clipping a South Salem Church

06/5/01
Crane Falls, Clipping a South Salem Church (1)

Salem, Oregon Crane tipped over while attempting to set a 48,700 lb concrete wall panel. The incident happened on June 5th. The lattice boom failed in the center and folded to the left side. It narrowly missed two men who had no way of escape, with the boom coming down Read More

Broken Boom Injures Suffolk Worker

02/9/01

Suffolk, Virginia Broken boom of crane injures Suffolk worker.  A Suffolk construction worker escaped serious injury Thursday when the boom of the crane he was working on snapped and he plunged into five feet of water and mud.

Crane Fall Causes Delays

02/9/01

Rensselaer, NY Construction crane falls on tracks, causes service delays. Amtrak train travel was delayed more than an hour Thursday after the boom of a construction crane toppled on the tracks. There were no reported injuries. One train was delayed an hour and 27 minutes, and another was delayed five Read More

Broken Boom of Crane Injures Suffolk Worker

02/9/01

Suffolk, Virginia A Suffolk construction worker escaped serious injury Thursday when the boom of the crane he was working on snapped and he plunged into five feet of water and mud.

Boom crashes

02/3/01

New Iberia, Louisiana Second report from Louisiana today — Operator started his Manitowoc 4000 on cold morning, went to safety meeting while crane was warming up. At the meeting a loud crash was heard. The boom raised up as it was warming. High angle kick out was not functioning, boom Read More

Crane boom ruined

02/3/01

Dulac, Louisiana A Manitowoc 4100 was loading out drill rig at night. The operator had a high boom angle, crawled in reverse direction of boom, tracks no longer on the mats, over came center of gravity, counterweight took down the rear, boom went past the stops and laid out over Read More

Another Good Boom Wasted

02/3/01

New Iberia, Louisiana Second report from Louisiana today — Operator started his Manitowoc 4000 on cold morning, went to safety meeting while crane was warming up. At the meeting a loud crash was heard. The boom raised up as it was warming. High angle kick out was not functioning, boom Read More

Crane Boom Collapses Claiming Life

02/2/01

Walnut Grove, Alabama Phillip Timothy Robinson, 41, was killed when a crane boom collapsed and fell on him. According to OSHA, on the day of the accident for a bridge construction company, working in Colbert County, employees were removing a 21-foot section from an 80-foot Link-Belt crane. Thompson was standing Read More

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