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Concrete Pump Boom Touched Power Line

03/27/00
Crane Touches Power Lines Estes Park 2000

At 0954 this morning, the EPVFD was called to a report of a construction vehicle on fire in the downtown area, on Cleave Street just West of Big Horn Drive. Upon arrival, fire units found a concrete pumping truck partially involved in fire with the boom extended and in contact Read More

Power Line Accident

03/24/00

Oklahoma This is the 5th power line accident this month. We regret to report the operator was killed. As reported by Tulsa World.

Yet Another Power Line Contact

03/14/00

This is the 4th. power line accident reported this month and it lists other recent power line accidents in the same area that were not reported to CraneAccidents.com. Look up and live!

More Power Line Injuries

03/10/00

More details lost due to broken / missing links

7000 Volts Through 2 Construction Workers

03/7/00
Power Line Crane Accident March 2000

Another *avoidable* power line accident.  Why would any crane operator work a crane in a area filled with power lines, as this photo shows, unless the crane was equipped with a reliable power line warning device? Why would any supervisor or company management allow such risk taking?

Construction Worker Electrocuted

03/2/00

Pine Bluff, Arkansas A Bald Knob construction worker was electrocuted Wednesday in Pine Bluff. The accident occurred when the hook of the crane dislodged a power line during construction work on a cooling tower at Producers Rice Mill, Inc.. Kenneth Hutchinson, 38, of Bald Knob was pronounced dead at the Read More

Worker was Electrocuted and Severely Burned

02/26/00

The story is reliable as I personally know most involved and I am friend with the worker that was hurt. The story I received is as follows: A mechanic for a pile driving company was operating the yard crane when he managed to contact power lines around the yard. The Read More

Second Kohler Construction Company Electrocution

02/3/00

This is the second electrocution of a Kohler Construction Company employee at a Florida construction site within the past three years. OSHA Fines

Homes and Businesses Lose Power After Crane Accident

01/29/00

Van Nuys, California Another preventable accident. Look up and live. Power lines DO NOT move. Operators swing cranes into them. Two power line related accidents with one death this month is NOT acceptable. It is shameful, to say the least.

Dogman Fatally Injured

01/18/00

Australia Early indications are that the crane jib came into contact with 22Kv overhead lines.  The accident occurred at the corner of KNUTSFORD and WRIGHT streets in BELMONT, a PERTH suburb, on January 12, 2000. The matter was reported in the WEST AUSTRALIAN newspaper the following day and again on Read More

Crane Truck Accident Provokes Power Failure

12/20/99

Japan An accident involving a crane-carrying truck at the monorail construction site in Kyouhara, Naha City, brought extensive power failure.

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