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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1990 | MARC LACEY and JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A crane loading a 12,000-pound concrete freeway barrier onto a flatbed truck toppled just off the San Diego Freeway on Thursday morning, crushing the truck driver as he waited at the wheel, authorities said. Mike Bonus, 38, of Santa Ana, a driver for Kerr Trucking, was killed when the fixed boom of a mobile 14 1/2-ton crane, owned by Steve P. Rados Inc., smashed the cab about 8:35 a.m. in a construction zone between the freeway and an access road.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
The circumstances of Thursday's fatal San Diego Freeway crane accident, in which several witnesses said that the crane was not properly stabilized, raises again the question of whether construction cranes are sufficiently inspected and regulated. Such accidents have occurred numerous times throughout California, often with tragic results. But the issue began to receive more widespread attention in the wake of a San Francisco accident last Nov.
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