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Coal Mine Fatality

12/9/99
Counterweight Disassembly Death

West Liberty, West Virginia A work crew consisting of three persons were preparing a 75-ton mobile crane for transport from the mine property. Prior to the crane operator securing the top of the 6-ton counterweight by removing the slack in the attached wire rope, the victim, who was positioned between Read More

Operator Dies From Injuries Following an Accident With a 4100 Manitowoc

05/30/99
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

Coal Mine Fatality

02/6/97
Crane Accident West Virginia

Herndon, West Virginia Two independent contractor employees, a truck driver and crane operator, were dismantling the 50-foot boom of a crane as a part of preparing the crane for movement to a repair shop. The crane boom was lowered onto a single crib block. The truck driver, positioned underneath the Read More

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