August 22, 2013 |
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.
August 24, 2003 |
Authorities yesterday identified a third man who was part of a crew that was electrocuted after a crane struck an overhead power line in Telford. Danial G. Evans, 29, of Philadelphia, was killed in the accident Thursday morning at a cement plant owned by JDM Materials Co., according to the Bucks County Coroner's Office. Robert Forepaugh, 68, of Bensalem, had been backing up the crane when its boom struck a 7,200-volt power line. Evans and a coworker, George Frederick, 41, also of Philadelphia, scrambled to aid the crane operator, who had been thrown from the cab and was lying on the ground.
April 17, 1986 |
Conrail yesterday reported a profitable first quarter, and directors of the freight railroad re-elected chairman L. Stanley Crane and president Stuart M. Reed. Conrail said its first-quarter net income increased to $60 million from $55 million in the same period last year, even though revenue declined to $775 million from $803 million in 1985's first quarter. The revenue drop was blamed on a 1 percent decline in loaded freight cars hauled and revenue ton miles (a revenue ton mile indicates one ton of freight hauled one mile)
December 13, 1987 |
A long-anticipated decision is imminent on a successor to L. Stanley Crane, the man who led Conrail down an arduous path from government stewardship to financial health. Crane, who has been chairman of the Philadelphia-based freight rail system since Jan. 1, 1981, said that there are at least six serious candidates for the job, half from inside the company and half from outside. Selection of the new Conrail chief executive is likely to be made within the next two months, and the individual chosen should be "actually physically on the job" by the end of March, Crane said in an interview.
February 28, 1996 |
Antonino Monti of South Philadelphia, 93, known for decades as "Tony the crane operator," died Sunday at Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Monti are being handled by his son, Samuel, whose father set him up as an undertaker, then spent several decades helping the younger Monti keep the place up. Before pitching in at the funeral home, Mr. Monti worked 42 years at Warner Certified Concrete Co. He started at Warner making concrete...
January 18, 2013 |
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.
July 22, 1995 |
Lying on her bed yesterday morning in her leopard skin-print nightgown, 58- year-old Luvinia Davenport read a passage of scripture. It was the 121st Psalm from the King James bible that says, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord. " She stopped reading to answer a phone call. Minutes later, a crane crashed through her roof. As the crane descended onto her bed, turning it into what she called a "pancake," Davenport managed to get to her bedroom door, down the stairs, and outside without being hurt.
October 6, 2005 |
An antique 50-ton motor crane that had been offered free to a good home has found one. The crane, complete with a giant bucket and a 100-foot boom, will go to SMS Railroad Services, a short-haul freight company in Bridgeport, Gloucester County. There it will be put back into service rebuilding Baldwin locomotives, SMS' president, Jeffrey L. Sutch, said. The last Baldwin locomotive was built in Philadelphia in 1954. The crane, which was gathering dust in an industrial shed on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia, is owned by the Samuel Tabas Family Foundation of Haverford.
December 23, 1986 |
Conrail chairman L. Stanley Crane, the veteran railroader who has been given much of the credit for transforming a money-losing company into a profitable operation, will remain in his post at least two more years, it was announced yesterday. In a prepared statement, Conrail said Crane, 71, was asked by the directors of the government-owned company to stay in his current position through December 1988. Crane and the board agreed to the arrangement on Dec. 16, the statement said.
May 2, 2001 |
After a three-hour rescue effort, John Wisham, 57, a crane operator for Jen Environmental Construction Technology of Southampton, Burlington County, walked out from beneath tons of wood and steel debris caused by the collapse of his crane yesterday afternoon as hundreds of onlookers cheered. A Medivac helicopter had been standing by at nearby Penn Wood East Junior High School, but Wisham, who appeared unharmed, declined to go to a hospital. Wisham was operating a 15-foot boom from the crane's cab, demolishing two houses between Yeadon Avenue and Church Lane gutted by fire three years ago, when the crane toppled.