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Crane Operator Dies After Crane Falls on Him

Crane Crushes Missouri Operator

Bridgeton, Missouri A heavy-equipment operator died Wednesday crane he used to lift roof trusses at a construction site in Bridgeton toppled over on him, pinning his chest and right arm to the ground. Russell Willenberg, 60, of the 10000 block of Alliance Drive in Dellwood, either jumped or fell from Read More

Mechanic Killed at Port of Long Beach


Long Beach, California A 40-year-old mechanic was crushed to death Friday while working 200 feet above ground on a cargo crane in the Port of Long Beach.

“Big Blue” Crane Accident of 1999

Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999 - Animation

“BIG BLUE” the tallest crane in the world (almost 600 feet) fell this afternoon at the sports stadium under construction in Milwaukee of the baseball stadium Miller Park at about 5:15 P.M. The 450 ton load coupled with 30 mile an hour winds caused the gigantic tower crane’s integrity to be Read More

Crane Operator Crushed to Death by a Torrent of Bricks


Paterson, New Jersey More details lost due to missing or broken links

Man Dies in Crane Accident at Boeing Factory


Man dies in crane accident at Boeing factory when the cab of  an overhead crane breaks and falls 60 feet at a Boeing Company wing assembly operation.

Three Workers Injured After Crane Topples


Naperville, Illinois Neighbors watched for nearly two hours as rescue workers from Naperville and other towns struggled to free a utility worker who was pinned by a boom truck that toppled beneath high-tension wires Monday afternoon in Bolingbrook. Two workers, who were connecting power cables to utility towers, crashed to Read More

Operator Dies From Injuries Following an Accident With a 4100 Manitowoc

Manitowoc Boom Collapses Killing Operator - Canada

Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Canada At the Husky Oil co-generation project a 4100 Manitowoc in a ringer configuration was attempting to hoist a burner weighing in excess of 130 tons. It was hoisted to a height of approximately 85 feet when the operator was instructed to begin lowering the equipment, he dropped it Read More

Crane Accident in China


A marine police officer died when a mobile crane which may have been incorrectly operated toppled on to him, an inquest heard yesterday. Kwong Wing-fat, 38, died after becoming trapped under the machine on March 27 last year at Sai Wan Ho marine police station.

Headache Ball Crushes Worker


Avondale, Arizona A construction worker was killed at the job site in Avondale when the headache ball of a crane fell on top of him, pinning him in a pile of water pipe. He had just un-hooked from the crane. As more is known I will pass it on. – Read More

Christopher Green

Christopher Green

Las Vegas, Nevada A Las Vegas man was killed Monday night when a four-ton slab fell from a Vegas resort under construction. Tourists on the Las Vegas Strip watched as the iron and concrete section, about 10-feet by 20-feet, fell to the ground. 24-year old Christopher Green was crushed to Read More

Construction Worker Dies at Venetian Site


Clark County, Nevada A 24-year-old construction worker was killed Monday night when a nearly three-story piece of facade at the Venetian hotel-casino site fell on him from near the top of the 35-story structure. Tourists watched as the iron and concrete piece, which weighed between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds and Read More

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