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Two Die In Construction Accident


Yeehaw Junction, Florida The two workmen died early Monday after the cherry picker they were working in was hit by a section of crane cable that had snapped. Lt. July Rivers, spokesman for the Osceola Sheriff’s Office, later identified the victims as: David Knight, 32, of Lacoochee in Pasco County, and Enrique Read More

Worker Injured When Crane Line Snaps


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma More information lost due to broken links.

Worker Injured by Cable on El Jobean Bridge


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.  

Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life


Brunswick, Georgia Bridge Construction Accident Claims Life of Marshall Shirah, 19, When a Crane Cable Snapped More details regarding this accident are currently lost due to Broken Link

Glynn Littlefield


Killed when the anti-two block system failed and the ball snapped from the cable and fell hitting him in the face. He left behind one son, Gary Littlefield and daughter, KaiCee Lopez. He has 4 grandchildren, Jordan, Jack, Andy and Charlie. Glynn worked for Agra Foundations for 20 years and Read More

Cop Car Crushed by Crane as Officer Steps Out


Laredo, Texas A police car was crushed Wednesday night near the World Trade Bridge construction site when a cable snapped and dropped a 50-foot steel pillar on it. Officer Luis Dovalina was working off-duty directing traffic on Interstate 35 near the construction site of the new international bridge. He had Read More

Rigger Seriously Injured


Philadelphia On the same weekend that the crane flipped over at Penn’s Landing, there was a accident at the Metro Machine Ship Repair facility in the old Philly Navy Yard. A rigger (who also happened to be a former Rigging Apprentice Instructor for the defunct Navy Yard) was seriously injured Read More

Concrete Beam Falls From Crane Killing Man at Plant


Pass Christian, Mississippi The crane is a Manitowoc 222. It was configured with 150 feet of main boom, no jib. It was working with about 50% of its rated load capacity when the accident occurred. Initial reports indicated that the crane was holding a concrete bucket and as the workers Read More

Crane Crash at OSU Arena


Stillwater, Oklahoma An accident Friday on the roof of Gallagher-Iba Arena will not cause a delay in the opening of the remodeled and expanded structure, an Oklahoma State University official said. The upper part of a crane lifting a steel beam onto the roof snapped and caused the beam to fall Read More

Chicago Tower Crane Fatality


Chicago, Illinois Tower Crane accident at East River construction project in Chicago. A crane collapsed this evening at a downtown construction site, killing one worker and injuring two others, authorities said. The dead worker was found at the bottom of a shaft at the site where a high-rise is being Read More

Crane Accident Has Claimed Life


Connecticut A Crane accident has taken the life of a New Hanover County Man. The man was sitting on a truck when a crane snapped hitting him on the head.  Billy Vogler, of Willimington was pronounced dead after being taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Fire officials say the Read More

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