CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1990
A United Airlines Boeing 737 jetliner with 107 people on board was unable to lock its right landing gear and skidded to a safe emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, officials said. The jet's right main gear would not lock and the pilot set the plane down on the nose gear, the left main gear and the engine under the right wing, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Fred O'Donnell. The 102 passengers and five crew members slid down emergency chutes.
January 27, 1990 |
The state Senate approved legislation Friday that would require crane operators to be licensed by a new three-member board, a move inspired by the deaths of six people in the collapse of an industrial crane in San Francisco. The bill by Sen. Bill Greene (D-Los Angeles) would set up a new board within the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to license crane operators.
February 16, 1990 |
The president of the construction firm in charge of a building project where a 240-ton crane fell and killed five people here last November said Thursday that he was unaware of the extremely poor safety record of the subcontractor hired to operate the crane. The problem is "we don't deal with safety" records when it comes to hiring subcontractors, said David Grubb, president of Swinerton & Walberg, a large company with a good reputation for safety on its own.
October 20, 1988 |
In a highly unusual action, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday that it has asked the U.S. Justice Department to consider criminal charges against a San Francisco construction company, Odax Inc., in connection with the death of a worker on May 20. Mel Cassady, OSHA's deputy regional administrator in San Francisco, said the case stems from the death of Pedro Velasquez, 20, who was killed when an excavation wall collapsed on him.
April 19, 1991 |
An equipment operator was killed when his forklift tumbled to the ground from the second floor of United Airlines' maintenance terminal at San Francisco International Airport, officials said. The dead man's name was not immediately released. He was crushed by the forklift and died instantly, airport spokesman Ron Wilson said.
February 11, 1990 |
The district attorney has dropped his criminal investigation into the crane collapse last November that killed five people, saying drugs and alcohol played no part in the accident. The announcement followed a coroner's report on the crash in which the crane plunged 16 floors in the financial district Nov. 28. The operator, Lonnie Boggess, of Tacoma, Wash., three ironworkers and a bus driver on the street died in the mass of twisted steel and 21 people were injured.