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Highway Project Worker is Killed

04/21/01

Chesterfield, Virginia  Report Update (04/21/2001):  Why Did the Beam Fall Off Crane? A 36-year-old construction worker was killed Tuesday at the Interstate 895 highway project in Chesterfield County when he was struck by a support beam that fell from a crane. Isaias Martinez Hernandez of the 1000 block of McKenzie Street Read More

Worker Injured by Cable on El Jobean Bridge

04/13/01

El Jobean, Florida The Misener Marine owned crane was lifting heavy concrete panels during a jetting process when the accident happened. It appears a lifting cable snapped and fell on the worker below. The injured man is out of the hospital and on the mend.  

Firefighters Claw Worker Out of Debris

04/10/01

New York, New York Digging quickly through debris, at times with just their bare hands, rescue workers heroically saved a grapple operator buried beneath a potentially deadly mountain of steel and concrete yesterday. Firefighters lift grapple operator Ragnauth Jairan to safety from pile of twisted steel and concrete that fell on him Read More

Crane Ball Falls Through Roof of Mall

03/16/01

Durham, North Carolina “A security guard told Durham Police he saw someone inside the crane at the time of the incident…” And did nothing? Makes one wonder if that security guard knows what a security guard’s job is all about. Duh! — Doyle Peeks (CraneAccidents.com Editor) “The crane’s door was locked but would Read More

Worker Crushed to Death at Gap Project

02/22/01

Fresno, California Metal staircase falls from a crane during expansion work. A heavy metal staircase fell from a crane onto the second floor of the Gap expansion project in Fresno, crushing one construction worker to death and injuring two others. Desi Armenta, 28, of Fresno died in transit to a Read More

Worker Crushed By Falling Machine

01/7/01

Springfield, Missouri A 48-year-old man was killed Friday, January 6, 2001, when a machine fell from a crane and landed on him, officials said. The man, whose identity was not released, was guiding the crane operator while moving an air circulation unit when the straps securing the machine apparently broke. Read More

Worker crushed by falling machine

01/7/01

Springfield, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Worker crushed by falling machine.  A 48-year-old man was killed Friday, January 6, 2001, when a machine fell from a crane and landed on him, officials said. The man, whose identity was not released, was guiding the crane operator while moving an air circulation unit when the Read More

Critically Injured Mechanic

12/9/00

Thousand Oaks, California A 44-year-old Ventura man was in extremely critical condition after a tractor engine suspended on a crane struck his head at a Westlake housing construction site Thursday afternoon. Samuel Brewer, a mechanic with Agoura-based Ebensteiner Inc., was working under a D-10 Caterpillar tractor at the site, near Read More

Crane Operator Dies

11/23/00

Buford, Georgia Crane Operator Dies on Construction Site.  When a crane began to collapse Tuesday in Buford, the operator jumped off and rushed to warn other workers on the job site. After the Commerce man yelled his warning, the crane knocked over a concrete wall, crushing him, fire officials said. Read More

Load of Tubing Spills From Basket

11/18/00

Torrance, California A Maxim Crane Works 888 skip basket got hung up on something and showered material through a unit as a direct result of miscommunication of radio signals. The accident happened in the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery. What Happened? The accident happened when a basket of scaffold tubing that Read More

Construction Accident Leaves One Dead

11/1/00

Canada SkyTrain construction accident leaves one worker dead, another seriously injured after rigging gear falls. An unidentified 18-year-old SkyTrain construction worker died and another was seriously injured when a crane’s rigging broke, crushing the two in a 10-metre hole.  

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