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Published on December 22, 2016

Manslaughter charges filed in crane collapse accident

Manslaughter charges filed in Winters construction accident

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/crime-fire-courts/manslaughter-charges-filed-in-winters-construction-accident/A crane from a Dixon Fire Department engine is lowered over the scene of a fatal construction accident in May 2014 as ground crews prepare the second of two bodies to be hoisted up and turned over to the Yolo County coroner.

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After David Wichs’s Tragic Death, New York Tightens Crane Rules

http://forward.com/news/357537/after-david-wichss-tragic-death-new-york-tightens-crane-rules/A crane collapse that killed David Wichs last February was a result of human error, according to a report released this month by New York City.

It’s the latest development in a bitter dispute between city officials, builders and Wichs’s widow over …

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Operator errors caused crane collapse

The department said the operator failed to secure the crane the night before the accident and that he lowered the main boom of the crane at an improper angle the morning of February 5th, causing the crane to become unstable and topple over.

DOB has …

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1 injured as crane collapses at Port Townsend boat yard – KOMO News

http://komonews.com/news/local/1-injured-as-crane-collapses-at-port-townsend-boat-yardEmergency crews rushed to the scene, the Port Townsend Boat Haven in the 2600 block of Washington Street, at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a crane collapse.

The operator was found trapped in the wreckage and was extricated by firefighters, …

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Lowering the boom: City faults operator in Tribeca crane collapse

http://www.downtownexpress.com/2016/12/12/lowering-the-boom-city-faults-operator-in-tribeca-crane-collapse/An investigation by the Department of Buildings has concluded that the fault for the deadly Tribeca crane collapse last February falls squarely on the shoulders of its operator, who failed to batten down the machine on the night before the crash …

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Operator Is at Fault for Fatal Crane Accident, City Finds

The operator of a crane that collapsed and killed one person in Lower Manhattan in February failed to properly lower the boom and was responsible for the accident, New York City officials said on Friday.

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Steel Beam Falls from New York City Crane, Killing 2 Workers

Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler told WABC-TV the 6,500-pound beam fell from the fourth floor onto the crane, crushing the workers.

He says rigging rope may have failed.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated, but …

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Two men injured when crane overturns

http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20161124/NEWS/161129812The first victim was flown from the scene to Kern Medical Center about an hour after the accident.

The helicopter returned to fly the second victim out after he was extricated an hour later.

The crane was being transported down a hill when became stuck …

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