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December 21, 1989 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
Tom Nolley was operating a crane yesterday at the construction site of the new St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Front Street and Erie Avenue, when the crane snagged on some high-tension wires. Nolley was marooned inside the crane's cab for about an hour until the power could be cut off.
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May 28, 1987 | By RON GOLDWYN, Daily News Staff Writer
One Liberty Place topped off yesterday at 945 feet, 4 inches - a fact noted on navy blue sweatshirts handed out to construction workers as ceremonies marked the placing of the final section of spire. Then developer Willard Rouse, Mayor Goode and other dignitaries went home, leaving workers with a 100-ton mop-up chore: Bring down the crane that hoisted the spire up there. "I am more concerned about taking down the crane than erecting the spire," said construction supervisor Tom Smythe as he monitored the work from the still-incomplete 62nd floor.
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August 18, 1986 | By RON GOLDWYN, Daily News Staff Writer
Charles McCue concentrates. He sits alone in the cab of a construction crane perched 500 feet above Market Street, concentrating on the hook and the payload dangling from a 110- foot boom. His gaze could belong to a fighter pilot or a marksman. It could be Ted Williams, staring out to the pitcher's mound. McCue leans forward slightly, elbows on a rail. He peers down to a flatbed truck that has pulled onto the site, a few feet from the foot of the crane's tower. The truck brings big steel from Canadian mills for One Liberty Place, Willard Rouse's history-making office tower at 17th and Market streets that will shortly become the tallest building in Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 27, 1990 | By Steve Edgcumbe, Special to The Inquirer
A crane at the Marriott Hotel construction site in West Conshohocken yesterday collapsed onto a smaller crane, causing it to fall on a parked truck, police said. The larger crane landed across a set of Conrail freight lines. No injuries were reported. A Conrail spokesman said that the crane blocked the two rail lines but that there were no delays in service because rail traffic the day after Christmas is normally light. The accident occurred about 8 a.m. at the intersection of Front and Fayette Streets, West Conshohocken Police Officer John Bianchini said.
NEWS
September 3, 1990 | By Jerry W. Byrd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A. Reynolds Crane, 81, a former Pennsylvania Medical Society president who played a key role in establishing the county's medical examiner system, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Radnor. Dr. Crane was a senior member emeritus of the scientific staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center, which he joined in 1974 after having directed the Ayer Clinical Laboratory at Pennsylvania Hospital since 1946. During a career that spanned more than 50 years, Dr. Crane, a pathologist, was president of the Philadelphia Pathological Society, the Philadelphia County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Association of Clinical Pathologists.
SPORTS
November 26, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Two of the workers running the lift when a giant crane collapsed at Milwaukee's Miller Park - killing three workers - say tracks on one side of the crane were sinking into the ground just before the accident. The comments came in sworn depositions released by order of the state Court of Appeals as the result of a lawsuit filed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Attorneys for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America, which is building the retractable roof for the Milwaukee Brewers' new ballpark, have opposed release of depositions in the civil lawsuits filed on behalf of the three accident victims' families.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Aker Philadelphia Shipyard employee injured while repairing a crane early Wednesday is in stable condition, the South Philadelphia shipbuilder said. The employee, an electrician, was performing maintenance on a gantry crane "when an electrical fault occurred," Aker said. The Philadelphia Fire Department responded. The employee, whom Aker did not identify, citing privacy concerns, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with burns on his face and hands, an Aker union official said.
NEWS
August 2, 1988 | By MELISSA VANETTE JOSEPH, Daily News Staff Writer
The construction worker who was electrocuted yesterday morning while working at a West Philadelphia site was trying to chain a concrete barrier to a crane when the crane hit a 13,000-volt Amtrak line. Francis Popovich, 33, of Audubon, Montgomery County, an employee of Buckley & Co., and a co-worker, Anthony Arcuri, were working at 38th and Pennsgrove streets when the accident occurred. Police said the two reported to work about 7 a.m. and began to move a pile of concrete barriers that were stacked in a corner.
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July 19, 2003 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
L. Stanley Crane, 87, the chief executive credited with Conrail's remarkable rise from the ashes of the moribund Penn Central Railroad, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia at Hospice of Palm Beach County in Boynton Beach, Fla. Mr. Crane came to Philadelphia in 1981 as the boss of Conrail, after retiring as chairman and chief executive of the profitable Southern Railway. He had 40 years' experience in the industry, enormous energy, and a quick grasp of complex subjects.
NEWS
January 29, 1989 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
The First National Bank is no longer agent for the Natalie Leaf estate because West Chester Borough Councilman Mitch Crane withdrew the agreement. Bank president Charles Swope hinted that the bank would soon have severed the relationship if Crane had not done it first. "That matter would have gone to the board very shortly," Swope said. The publicity surrounding the rezoning of Leaf's home from residential to commercial, which had been initiated by Crane, distressed bank board members, Swope said.
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June 4, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
James B. Alpin Sr., 76, of Jacobstown, a former crane operator at U.S. Steel in Bucks County, died of leukemia on Wednesday, May 28, at home. After graduating from Northeast Catholic High School in 1955, Mr. Alpin worked as an Army medic in West Germany during his 1956-58 military service. Mr. Alpin began his career in the Rolling Division of U.S. Steel in Fairless Hills in 1955, before entering the Army, and retired in 1987. He made it a career, daughter Suzanne Fenton said, because "he was good at it. " Mr. Alpin and his wife, Gloria, then opened a Burlington City franchise for the national firm PIP Printing & Marketing Services, which they operated until 2003.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Aker Philadelphia Shipyard employee injured while repairing a crane early Wednesday is in stable condition, the South Philadelphia shipbuilder said. The employee, an electrician, was performing maintenance on a gantry crane "when an electrical fault occurred," Aker said. The Philadelphia Fire Department responded. The employee, whom Aker did not identify, citing privacy concerns, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with burns on his face and hands, an Aker union official said.
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A crane was used to help rescue a 65-year-old man from near the top of a tower or mast structure on Moorestown's "cruiser in the cornfield" Wednesday afternoon. The man, a contractor for Honeywell whose name was not provided by authorities, was working on an outdoor platform when he began to experience a medical issue. Initial reports said he had a seizure. Officially called the Vice Adm. James H. Doyle Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, the building is owned by the Navy, with naval personnel working alongside Lockheed Martin employees.
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August 22, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The parents of a 30-year-old Burlington City man who was killed in a New York City crane collapse last year have settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1 million. The Liberty Mutual insurance company will pay the sum as part of the settlement between crane owner Yonkers Contracting and the parents of Michael J. Simermeyer. The settlement concludes the suit brought by Colleen and Michael Simermeyer alleging wrongful death of their son, who was killed April 3, 2012, when the crane collapsed in Manhattan during a subway construction project.
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June 21, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN ROBERT Jackson was a kid growing up near 52nd and Race streets in West Philadelphia, he saw it as one of his missions to take care of the elderly. "He'd be out shoveling their snow, taking out their trash," said Lumpkin Williams, a neighbor growing up with Robert on Wilton Street near Race. "He would shovel eight houses while I was doing one. He was a good-hearted person, always there for you. " Robert's grandmother called him "Nature Boy" when he was born - because "he was a fine specimen of a boy," his family said.
SPORTS
June 10, 2013
Trevor Bayne rallied to win the rain-plagued NASCAR Nationwide-DuPont Pioneer 250 race in Newton, Iowa, on Sunday, becoming just the third series regular to win this season. Bayne caught pole-sitter Austin Dillon with 11 laps to go and hung on for his second career win and first of 2013. Dillon was second, followed by Elliott Sadler , Sam Hornish Jr ., and Kyle Larson in the first Nationwide race of the year without a Sprint Cup driver. The race, scheduled for Saturday night, was washed out by rain.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Cassandra Vinograd, Associated Press
LONDON - A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour Wednesday, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air. The pilot and one person on the ground were killed and 13 others injured, officials said. The helicopter crashed in misty weather just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, and close to the headquarters of spy agency MI6. Police said one person had critical injuries.
NEWS
January 10, 2013
Sheriff starts school patrols PHOENIX - The sheriff for metro Phoenix has launched a plan to have as many as 500 armed volunteers patrol areas just outside schools to guard against shootings like last month's Connecticut attack. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office said Wednesday that the patrols were launched this week at 59 schools in unincorporated areas and communities that pay his agency for police services. He hopes to have as many as 400 posse volunteers and an additional 100 known as reserve deputies.
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April 9, 2012 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
The artist Ellsworth Kelly was there. Joseph Neubauer, the Barnes Foundation vice chairman and donor extraordinaire, was also there. So were dozens of skilled movers, installers, crane operators, and art handlers. A swarm of project managers and members of the Kelly entourage talked and looked on in the shadow of a giant yellow crane angling from the parking lot of the Barnes' new gallery on the Parkway. They had all turned out Monday morning, waiting, as the artist put it, to "bring something back to Philadelphia" - a monumental sculpture by Kelly, his 40-foot-high, eight-ton, stainless steel The Barnes Totem . The Neubauer Family Foundation made the acquisition possible for the Barnes and, as Joseph Neubauer said, for "everyone in the city passing by. " It is the first public work installed here by Kelly, 88 and an undisputed master of American art, since his massive Transportation Building Lobby Sculpture was quietly removed from the old Greyhound office building on Market Street and sold in 1996.
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April 5, 2012 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Simermeyer, a burly construction worker, came from a long line of sturdily built laborers, men whose skills lay in their rugged hands. He commuted from the Trenton area to a construction site in Manhattan, a massive pit where the Metropolitan Transit Authority is building a subway line extension. There, on Tuesday, he was working the second shift for a subcontracting company co-owned by an uncle. His father had worked the day shift. "They were always men who worked with their hands.
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