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Cable Installer Tossed From Bucket Truck

02/1/02

Rumney, New Hampshire More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Accident Kills Iron Worker

08/22/01

Augusta, Georgia An 18-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday in an accident near the UCB Chemical Corp. on Revco Road in North Augusta. Damion Ashley Heard, an ironworker from Decatur, Ala., died about 2:45 p.m. while working to secure a crane for travel on a boom truck, said UCB Vice Read More

Oilfield Worker Electrocuted

07/28/01

Clearwater, Kansas Two others suffer serious burns when their truck boom touches a power line west of Clearwater.

Roger W. Whitt

06/6/01

Roger died as a result of a fall from a platform of a ladder crane truck. The truck was for sale and Roger was testing it’s capabilities before purchase when a cable broke causing the boom to drop rapidly. Roger was the founder and owner of All Signs in Chillicothe, Read More

Man Injured in Fall From Crane

03/28/01

A Canosia Township man was listed in serious condition Tuesday night after a 25-foot fall at a construction site in Hermantown. Adam Sadler, 49, reportedly fell from a hydraulic basket, or cherry picker, after a main hydraulic seal on the truck broke, Hermantown Fire Chief Ron Minter said. The accident Read More

Lost Jib On 777 Manitowoc

11/28/00

Ghent, Kentucky On Friday November 3, Maxim Crane Works (Anthony Crane) lost a jib out of a model 777 Manitowoc lattice boom crane. The accident happened when the operator tried to stand a column weighing around 30,000 pounds, off of an eighty foot jib causing a structural failure of the Read More

Thomas Nadeau

11/14/00

Commerce, Georgia Thomas, age 36, was the crane operator of a boomtruck and was crushed to death when the crane tipped over. The fully extended boom hit the concrete wall of the building causing it to fall, crushing the operator underneath as he shouted to others to move while trying Read More

Crane Topples Onto House

11/9/00

New Zealand Here are some photos of an accident which occurred on November 9, 2000 in New Zealand. The 20 tonne truck mounted Grove was lifting a Phoenix palm tree when the accident happened. The pictures tell the story. Fortunately there were no injuries, however the house whose owner had Read More

Another Power Line Accident

10/15/00

Conway, Arkansas A Conway Corp. Electric Department worker was in critical condition Saturday after being burned on Friday while doing line work on Prince Street. Charlie Brown was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center and then transferred to the burn unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital after being burned on both Read More

Another crane related death in Australia

10/11/00

North Queensland, Australia Another crane related death in Australia. It happened yesterday morning at a Thiess construction site at the Lavarack Army Barracks in Townsville, North Queensland. The deceased (Nick Nicholas) was an employee of a local rigging subcontractor, S&M Rigging, who is responsible for erecting precast concrete panels forming Read More

Another Death Caused by Power Line Contact

10/10/00

Maryland Two employees of a subcontractor for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc., struck an overhead line with the boom of their truck, electrocuting one man and seriously burning another, the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s office said yesterday. The two men, employees of  C.W. Wright Construction Co., were working on power lines Read More

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