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Crane Operator was in Cab when it Toppled into the Bay

Newak Bay Accident 6-12-2014 11-13-45 AM

Newark, New Jersey The operator of the crane that toppled into Newark Bay this morning has been confirmed dead, a city fire official said. Authorities have not yet publicly identified the man, whose body was pulled from the submerged crane cab this afternoon, the official, Capt. John Brown, said. Sheriff’s Read More

Fatal Crane Accident in Osaka Japan

Rough Terrain Crane Falls Osaka Japan March 2012

Osaka, Japan A Rough Terrain crane fell into a river from a temporary bridge in Osaka, Japan, killing the operator yesterday. The 25 tonne crane ended up in the Yodogawa River in Fukushima Ward, Osaka, on Wednesday morning. Police said that the crane had slipped over the edge of the Read More

Tornado Terror

An apartment complex and residences on Indiana Lane off Coral Road sustained major damage from the tornado, which tore off roofs and blew out windows.

Freeport, Grand Bahama A Later Report (More Details) THREE container port workers are confirmed dead and several others were seriously injured when two terrifying tornadoes struck Grand Bahama yesterday. The tornadoes touched down around 11.30am, one at the Freeport Container Port and a second in the Lucaya area. According to Read More

Operator Killed When Crane Falls Into Lake


Burnt Chimney, Virginia A crane operator has been killed after his machine fell off a barge into Smith Mountain Lake. Capt. Patrick Meeks of Franklin County’s Department of Public Safety says divers recovered the body of 54-year-old Roger Dale Goad of the community of Henry in about 60 feet of Read More

Eight Missing After Pontoon Crane Crashes Onto a Tugboat

Eight Missing After Pontoon Crane Crashes Onto a Tugboat

Kota Tinggi, Malaysia Eight people, including seven Indonesians, are reported missing after a 120-tonne pontoon crane crashed onto a tugboat, sinking it in Pulau Juling waters near Teluk Sengat here early Saturday. The seven Indonesians are identified as the captain of the tugboat “Tug Tambat” Suradi Rasyid, 55, engineer Suyitno, Read More

Worker Missing After Falling from Crane


Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Authorities planned to continue to search the waters of the Wando River for a subcontractor who fell on Wednesday (5/30/01) from a crane at the Wando Port Terminal here. Juan Sanchez, 28, of Moncks Corner, fell from a boom into the river Wednesday. Update (06/01/01) The Read More

Gantry Crane Operator Dies


Savannah, Georgia Gantry Crane operator dies in shipping dock accident. An employee of Georgia Ports Authority Ocean Terminal died after an accident with a gantry crane at 3:25 p.m. Saturday. The unidentified man was using the crane to unload lumber from a bulk cargo ship when the crane turned over. He Read More

Man Knocked Into Water After Crane Collapsed


Kentucky The freak accident on Ohio River claims life of a Jeffersonville, Indiana man. It happened at Tartans Landing in Goshen. Police say the crane, which was attached to a floating barge, snapped from its base. When it fell, it hit 34-year-old Steven T. Ayres of Jeffersonville, and trapped him Read More

Backhoe Tips – Victim Drowns


About a month ago an operator was killed when the backhoe he was operating near the waters edge turned over into the water. The operator was pinned underneath the machine and drowned. This accident also happened in the Fort Meyers area.

Operator Drowns in Bridge Collapse


Norfolk, Virginia Police, Coast Guard and private divers suspended their searches Wednesday for a missing crane operator who fell into the Elizabeth River after a bridge collapsed Tuesday night at Norshipco. After the all-night search for George T. Freeman, 40, of Eure, N.C., was suspended by Norfolk police divers and the Read More

Operator Crushed When Dockside Crane Tips Over


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