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A Mantis 10010, 50 Ton Crane Drops Load

03/30/00

A Mantis 10010, 50 ton crane had approximately 2 tons on the hook when all of the bolts that hold the brake together sheared off and dropped the load. Fortunately no one was hurt. This just goes to show what can happen at any moment. The winch is being sent Read More

Shipboard Crane Burst Into Flames

03/30/00

Port Heuneme A civilian worker suffered second- and third-degree burns to his hand and face Wednesday when a shipboard crane at the Naval Construction Battalion Center burst into flames during a military training exercise.

Crane Comes Crashing Down

02/12/00

Pittsburgh Jere Burns, an employee of Buncher Co., picks up cable yesterday from the parking lot of AT&T Cable Services on the 300 block of Corliss Street in Elliott. A crane tipped over in the lot yesterday morning as it attempted to remove a sign. Pittsburgh police said the crane Read More

Mobile Crane Collided with a Garden Wall

02/6/00

Residents described how their houses shook after a mobile crane collided with a garden wall in Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, and then ended up on its side. The accident was the result of a mechanical failure with the crane.

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

One Worker Seriously Injured in Truck Crane Accident

10/18/99

Castle Rock, Colorado A 30-year-old victim, James Lynch, was gravely injured on October 18, 1999 while working with a USTC 28L truck crane at a home construction. The USTC 28L was being used to unload and lift plywood to the second story of the home. The 30-year-old victim was located Read More

Worker Falls Off Crane Pruning Trees for Parade

10/1/99

Preparations for today’s October 1 military parade were anything but smooth for one unlucky Nicosia municipality worker yesterday. Forty-year-old Christoforos Stylianou was injured in a freak crane accident while pruning a tree on Makarios Avenue, getting it into shape for the traditional Independence day march-past. Stylianou, from the Strovolos suburb Read More

Bridge Piece Falls

06/26/99

Brunswick, Georgia 2 injured at work site in Brunswick The collapse of a structure Thursday night at the Sidney Lanier Bridge construction site injured two workers and may have set back work for months, officials said yesterday. The 53-foot-by-70-foot support system fell 185 feet from a concrete support tower and Read More

Crane Drops 9.5-Ton Slab on Firehouse

09/18/98
Crane Drops Load on Firehouse San Francisco

San Francisco, California Firefighters Had Moved out Just Before Mishap Mechanical failure apparently sent a 9.5-ton concrete panel hurtling down onto an unoccupied fire station in downtown San Francisco, state inspectors said yesterday. The accident at 9 p.m. Wednesday injured no one because just three days before, 15 firefighters had Read More

Crane Problem in Rush Hour

07/28/98

Minneapolis, Minnesota A crane being used to construct the new Piper Tower on Nicollet Avenue and 9th Street apparently had some mechanical problems during the evening rush hour, reports WCCO-TV.

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