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Operator Crushed When Dockside Crane Tips Over

11/30/95

Alaska SUMMARY On May 18, 1995 (9:00 AM ) a 49-year-old, male “trouble-shooter” (victim) died after the crane he was operating became unbalanced and tipped over. The crane fell over a dock “bull rail” and fell 31 feet into an adjacent bay. The victim was assisting a dock construction contractor Read More

Crane Operator Falls 30 Feet from a Crane

07/11/95

California California FACE Report #95CA011 A 60-year-old male equipment operator (the victim) died after falling 30 feet from the crane he was operating on an elevated freeway. The width of the freeway where the victim was working was approximately 25 feet from concrete guardrail to concrete guardrail. Prior to the Read More

Laings Fined After Fall Kills Workers

05/26/95

United Kingdom A construction worker from Radlett plunged to his death after an unstable crane toppled over, a court heard on Friday. Anthony Fear, 38, was thrown five storeys to the ground when the work platform he was dismantling came away from the building. Inadequate safety procedures left the platform Read More

Construction Crane Falls

11/29/89

San Francisco, California 5 Die – High-rise Boom Hits Buildings, Vehicles In San Francisco From his 21st-floor office, Philip Auyoung had watched with fascination for months as construction workers built a high-rise just across the street. But Tuesday he watched with horror as a construction crane toppled, sending three workers to Read More

Doyle Peeks Trapped Under Crane

10/6/88
Doyle Peeks Crushed Under Crane

Doyle Peeks “It is very embarrassing to publicize this, especially since that is me, Doyle Peeks, trapped under that 580 Case. Yes, I gave myself a Dummy Award. I did something dumb. I put the photo here in hopes it may keep someone else from repeating what I did. What I Read More

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