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Coal Mine Fatality

12/9/99
Counterweight Disassembly Death

West Liberty, West Virginia A work crew consisting of three persons were preparing a 75-ton mobile crane for transport from the mine property. Prior to the crane operator securing the top of the 6-ton counterweight by removing the slack in the attached wire rope, the victim, who was positioned between Read More

Worker Pinned by Massive Liebherr Crane

01/28/99

Houston, Texas One of Anthony’s 300 ton cranes overturned trapping a person under it. Not sure of every detail, but he was rescued and life flighted to Herman Hospital. Lots of broken bones is what we understand. Will keep you posted as soon as additional information is received. The crane Read More

William “Mickey” Johnson

04/27/94

Rosalia, Washington Mickey was working as a rigger and was putting away his gear when the crane turned and he was crushed between the housing and the counterweight. Mic was pronounced dead at the scene. He left behind a wife named Sandy, a step-daughter (Katie) two sons (Kaggen and Nic) Read More

Lampson 1000T Transi-lift Boom Failure

10/7/91
Lampson 1000T Transi-lift Boom Failure

Beaumont, Texas The accident happened on a Mobil Oil project through the Contractor Kellogg Constructors, Inc. (KCI) The Lampson had just finished picking up a 950 ton vessel (kind of pushing capacity) from the horizontal position to the vertical position, and began its trek to the left (backing up-traveling under Read More

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