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Airport Crane Accident


A Tower Crane, on a parking garage construction site, was unloading a 40′ bundle of rebar from a truck at the George Bush International Airport in Houston. The truck was in one lane of a three lane street. One end of the bundle was stuck in the headboard of the Read More

One Worker Seriously Injured in Truck Crane Accident


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

Construction Accident Crushed & Killed Worker

Crane Tips Over in Ohio - Kills One

Toledo, ohio NIOSH In-house FACE Report 2000-12 Carpenter Dies After Being Struck by Uncontrolled Concrete Bucket When Crane Tips Over – Ohio OFFICIAL REPORT Summary On October 13, 1999, a 50-year-old male carpenter (the victim) at a municipal construction site died after he was struck by a loaded concrete bucket Read More

Truss Falls and Kills Worker


Portland, Maine An accident at the site of a new school has claimed the life of a construction worker when a crane that was lifting a metal truss tipped over. The truss struck and killed one of the workers on the ground. Preliminary findings show that the ground may have Read More

Female Crane Operator Killed at Trail King


Mitchell, South Dakota Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors are expected to arrive at Trail King this morning to look into the death of a 19-year-old female employee at the company’s west plant in Mitchell. Teresa Huether, rural Tripp, was killed Monday night after she was pinched between a stationary Read More

Man Killed by Crane Load


Winnipeg, Canada An out-of-control crane led to the death of a Winnipeg construction worker Thursday. Police say the crane was lowering a steel beam when the load shifted, striking the 20-year-old man.

Headache Ball Crushes Worker


Avondale, Arizona A construction worker was killed at the job site in Avondale when the headache ball of a crane fell on top of him, pinning him in a pile of water pipe. He had just un-hooked from the crane. As more is known I will pass it on. – Read More

Crane Accident Injures Worker Near Dome


Seattle, Washington A construction worker near the future site of the new Seahawks football stadium was seriously injured yesterday after a 1,000-pound crane block swung like a giant pendulum and crushed the portable toilet the worker was using. The worker, Gabriel Halasz, 24, was at Harborview Medical Center last night Read More

Subway Worker is Killed in Crane Accident


Universal City, California A subway construction worker was struck and killed Wednesday by equipment attached to a crane marking the third fatality this year on the Metro Rail project. The 36-year-old mechanic, Brian Bailey of Reseda, was in an 80-foot-deep shaft when he “walked into the path of grippers as Read More

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