Manitowoc Crane investigating fatal accident

Pennsylvania SHADY GROVE, Pa. — Manitowoc Crane Group is investigating the cause of a Jan. 4 accident that led to the death of a Chambersburg, Pa., man, a company official said Tuesday. Jeffrey Cowan, 41, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a fall at Manitowoc Crane Group in Shady Grove. The company is unclear what… Read more »

Two Workers Killed in Crane Accident Kotka, Finland

Yesterday 06:19 PM, updated today 11:09 AM Two men died when this basket crane collapsed. Two people were killed on Tuesday when they fell from a basket crane in downtown Kotka. The men were cleaning a building’s gutters when the sidewalk under one of the basket crane’s supporting legs collapsed. Rescue services who responded to… Read more »

Henry man dies in crane accident

Friday, January 1, 2010 A Henry man drowned on Oct. 5 when the crane he was operating slid off a barge into Smith Mountain Lake. Roger Dale "Peanut" Goad, 55, was dismantling a boat dock on River Creek Road at the lake when the 10-ton crane slid off the barge and into about 50 feet… Read more »

Construction Worker Dies at Shaw Airforce Base

Sumter, SC – Sumter County authorities say a man doing construction work at Shaw Air Force has died following a workplace accident Wednesday morning. Sumter County Deputy Coroner Rob Lybrand said that Brian Lowry was working on an I-beam 20 feet above the ground. At some point, another I-beam being lowered by a crane hit… Read more »

Washingto State New Crane Certification Requirements

Dec. 22, 2009 TUMWATER – The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) today reminded businesses that new crane safety standards taking effect Jan. 1 require construction cranes in Washington to be certified, but only a fraction have done so. Of an estimated 7,000 cranes used in construction in the state, only 700 have been certified,… Read more »