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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 Injured in Crane Horror

12/7/99

Doctors were today battling to save the leg of a workman who was trapped under a crane at a building construction site.

Crane Boom Fell Across Student’s Car

11/16/99

Carrollton, Texas Crane boom fell across student’s car as the student was leaving parking lot Aa 65 ton Link-Belt lattice boom truck crane had its boom fall at a local high school here, that was having a new addition added on to it. A TMS 865 Grove was dispatched to Read More

Crane Operator in Malibu Injured When Rig Tips Over

11/15/99
Crane Accident in Malibu, California

Malibu, California A crane operator lifting pile-driving equipment for repairs to the Malibu Pier was injured Monday when his rig tipped over and trapped him in its crushed cab. Jeff Patrick, 19, was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center by Los Angeles County firefighters, who worked 90 minutes to free him Read More

Crane Transportation Tip Over

11/12/99

A crane being transported down I-95 overturned near White Marsh, Md., in Baltimore County, pinning the driver underneath. State police said the driver apparently was trying to exit to the Baltimore Beltway northeast of Baltimore around 10 a.m., when the crane flipped. Police said it was folded down for transport. Read More

Collapsing Crane Severs Arm of Operator

11/4/99

A 60-foot crane collapsed in St. Andrew’s Plaza in lower Manhattan yesterday evening, severing the arm of one construction worker after a cable snapped, officials said. The portable crane, which was attached to a truck, came crashing down behind the Municipal Building and in front of the United States Attorney’s Read More

Crane Fell Though a Temporary Road Bridge

10/31/99

Lompoc, California On Friday, a second accident occurred at a Caltrans construction site, when a 35-ton crane working to replace a collapsed bridge fell through a temporary road bridge and toppled, injuring the operator. Cal-OSHA closed down the site and is investigating. The crane accident Friday morning, which left its Read More

Crane Boom Crushes Worker in Marco Island

10/30/99

A 30-year-old man died Friday from injuries caused when a crane boom toppled over, pinning him to the deck of a barge anchored near a Marco Island construction site.

Crane Accident Near Phillips 66 Refinery

10/4/99

A worker was operating an extractor pulling a bundle when all of the sudden the crane moved and sent the worker plunging about 30 feet to the ground with a 70,000 pound extractor falling on him. He was sent to a trauma center where they discovered that he had a Read More

Florida Port Worker Dies

09/24/99

Palmetto, Florida Port worker crushed to death loading orange juice.

Female Crane Operator Killed at Trail King

09/22/99

Mitchell, South Dakota Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors are expected to arrive at Trail King this morning to look into the death of a 19-year-old female employee at the company’s west plant in Mitchell. Teresa Huether, rural Tripp, was killed Monday night after she was pinched between a stationary Read More

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