PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Advertisement

Clemco Industries Corp.


Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Worker Survives Fall from Crane

Thursday, June 27, 2013

More items for Health & Safety

Comment | More

Faulty equipment is being blamed for a 35-foot fall suffered by a construction worker who was working on a crane at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

The city fire department reported the unidentified worker's condition as stable but did not describe his injuries. The accident occurred just before 11 a.m. on Monday (June 24).

Philadelphia construction worker fall
NBC 10

A 27-year-old construction worker fell 35 feet after being tossed from a malfunctioning crane in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He was demolishing a warehouse, according to reports.

Details were few. The worker's employer was not identified, and it was not known if he was wearing fall protection.

The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard was the country's first naval shipyard, according to its website. It now houses a 1,200 acre business campus with 130 companies after closing in 1996.

Thrown from the Lift

It was determined that the worker fell from a crane and was said to be trapped under an aerial lift, Philly.com reported.

A police spokeswoman, Officer Christine O'Brien, told NBC 10 that the cherry-picker lifter the 27-year-old worker was using to do demolition work malfunctioned, throwing him into the air. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the machine to malfunction.

The worker, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital after complaining of pain.

Ongoing Development

In 2004, the Navy Yard Master Plan was released, detailing a mixed-use campus based on historic preservation and sustainability.

Navy Yard construction
NavyYard.org

The Navy Yard, which closed in 1996, has been undergoing mixed-use redevelopment.

The plan was prepared by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and a team of real estate, development, planning and design professionals. The plan was updated this year.

Eventually, the Navy Yard will support up to 13.5 million square feet of development.

   

Tagged categories: Accidents; Construction; Cranes; Fall protection; Shipyards; U.S. Navy

Comment from M. Halliwell, (6/27/2013, 10:16 AM)

Ok....just so we're clear: The worker was working from a "cherry picker" on disassembling a crane, the "cherry picker" malfunctioned causing the worker to fall. Correct? Or was he on the crane and the malfunction caused him to fall (i.e. it hit the crane where the worker was and dislodged him from the crane). I would assume the former...but it's not overly clear in the article. Regardless, here's hoping the worker has a speedy recovery.


Comment from peter gibson, (6/27/2013, 11:16 AM)

I wish some writers would be more concise in their writings. They are wordsmiths after all. Why should we have to strain our brains like that !


Comment from Andrew Piedl, (6/27/2013, 11:20 AM)

There was also a lot of confusion in the reporting of the building demolition that resulted in a collapse and fatalities a few weeks ago on Market Street in Philadelphia. In both these instances, I find it more valuable to simply look at the photos than try to make sense of the text when trying to understand what actually happened.


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
Bullard
 
Bullard Made in the USA
 
 

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Repeatability
 
The ALPHA1 provides reliable results consistently allowing you to cost your next job with confidence.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Dustless Coatings Removal
 
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800 www.Novatekco.com
 

 
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
 
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
 
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com
 

 
Carboline Company
 
New product: Carbozinc® 608 HB
 
Introducing a new high build zinc-rich primer that can save you time and money by eliminating the epoxy intermediate coat!
 

 
BASF
 
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water!
 
Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films www.basf.us/industrialcoatings dpsolutions@basf.com 800-231-7868
 

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
 
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
 
CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.
 

 
US Minerals
 
Blast with the best
 
The most effective blasting media on the market, Black Diamond hits harder and cleans faster.
 

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems
 
Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the system that best fits your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278
 

 
NLB Corporation
 
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility
 
NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us