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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

Crane Topples on H-1, Three Injured

05/29/98
Crane Topples Over Onto Freeway Honolulu

Honolulu Three people were injured today when a Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. crane carrying a heavy concrete block toppled over on the H-1 Freeway. Police said the incident occured at about 9 a.m. in an eastbound lane near the the exit to Hickam Air Force Base. A Nissan Sentra hit Read More

Crane Crash Haunts Victim

10/1/97
Crane Accident Syracuse, New York (1)

Syracuse, New York Read Update (April 2000) An Auburn woman has been thrown for a loop a year-and-a-half after she was the victim of a freak accident. It was October of 1997 when Laura Cuthbert’s car was crushed by a 300 foot construction crane boom when the crane toppled in Read More

Coal Mine Fatality

02/6/97
Crane Accident West Virginia

Herndon, West Virginia Two independent contractor employees, a truck driver and crane operator, were dismantling the 50-foot boom of a crane as a part of preparing the crane for movement to a repair shop. The crane boom was lowered onto a single crib block. The truck driver, positioned underneath the Read More

Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

02/22/96
Crane Tips Off Snowy Shoulder

This crane was passing another vehicle when the road shoulder gave way.

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

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

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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