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November 29, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN and PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A construction crane snapped in two and tumbled 19 stories Tuesday, sweeping three workers to their deaths and crushing two passers-by under a rain of debris during the morning rush hour in downtown San Francisco. At least 21 people were injured, four seriously, including one 12-year-old boy hit in the head while waiting for a bus. Rescuers combed the debris for five construction workers believed missing, but they were later located unharmed.
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May 24, 1990 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The failure of a subcontractor to properly train and supervise its employees led to the collapse of a 16-story construction crane that killed five people in San Francisco in November, state regulators said Wednesday. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health blamed the accident, which also injured22 people, on The Erection Co., which was operating the crane when it plunged about 200 feet onto a crowded downtown intersection during the morning rush hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expansion of a Sylmar juvenile hall into the nation's largest youth detention facility is more than two years behind schedule, delayed by a combination of construction troubles, miscommunications and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In response, frustrated Los Angeles County officials have taken the unusual step of fining the project contractor $5,000 a day until the 160-room expansion is completed.
NEWS
April 25, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Three-quarters of the huge tower cranes at work on dozens of construction projects in California in recent months were in violation of state industrial safety laws, according to results of a Cal/OSHA inspection released Tuesday. Even though Cal/OSHA officials and a variety of politicians had put contractors on notice by publicizing the inspection program, which began last December and ended in February, violations were found at 29 of the 38 projects throughout the state.
NEWS
February 16, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expansion of a Sylmar juvenile hall into the nation's largest youth detention facility is more than two years behind schedule, delayed by a combination of construction troubles, miscommunications and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In response, frustrated Los Angeles County officials have taken the unusual step of fining the project contractor $5,000 a day until the 160-room expansion is completed.
NEWS
May 24, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expansion of the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall into the nation's largest youth detention facility is more than two years behind schedule, delayed by a combination of construction troubles, miscommunications and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In response, frustrated Los Angeles County officials this month have taken the unusual step of fining the project contractor $5,000 a day until the 160-room expansion is completed.
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.
NEWS
May 24, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expansion of the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall into the nation's largest youth detention facility is more than two years behind schedule, delayed by a combination of construction troubles, miscommunications and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In response, frustrated Los Angeles County officials this month have taken the unusual step of fining the project contractor $5,000 a day until the 160-room expansion is completed.
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The failure of a subcontractor to properly train and supervise its employees led to the collapse of a 16-story construction crane that killed five people in San Francisco in November, state regulators said Wednesday. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health blamed the accident, which also injured22 people, on The Erection Co., which was operating the crane when it plunged about 200 feet onto a crowded downtown intersection during the morning rush hour.
NEWS
April 25, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Three-quarters of the huge tower cranes at work on dozens of construction projects in California in recent months were in violation of state industrial safety laws, according to results of a Cal/OSHA inspection released Tuesday. Even though Cal/OSHA officials and a variety of politicians had put contractors on notice by publicizing the inspection program, which began last December and ended in February, violations were found at 29 of the 38 projects throughout the state.
NEWS
February 16, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
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.
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.
NEWS
November 30, 1989 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State investigators probing Tuesday's downtown crane collapse said Wednesday that they are focusing on possible worker error and mechanical failure of the 240-ton crane as the two most likely causes of the accident that killed five people and left 21 others injured. Less likely causes include wind or a structural failure in the steel frame of the 20-story office building that was under construction, said Hamilton Fairburn, Cal/OSHA deputy chief, at a news conference at the site of the accident.
NEWS
November 30, 1989 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State investigators probing Tuesday's downtown crane collapse said Wednesday that they are focusing on possible worker error and mechanical failure of the 240-ton crane as the two most likely causes of the accident that killed five people and left 21 others injured. Less likely causes include wind or a structural failure in the steel frame of the 20-story office building that was under construction, said Hamilton Fairburn, Cal/OSHA deputy chief, at a news conference at the site of the accident.
REAL ESTATE
January 17, 1988
Mitsui Fudosan (U.S.A.) has selected Swinerton & Walberg Co., to build its $200-million, 52-story Figueroa at Wilshire Tower. Construction will begin immediately. Official ground-breaking ceremonies for the 1-million-square-foot structure will take place in mid-February as a major landmark project in the construction firm's 100th anniversary year. Gerald D. Hines Interests, Houston, will serve as development manager at the site, on the northwest corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard.
NEWS
November 29, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN and PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A construction crane snapped in two and tumbled 19 stories Tuesday, sweeping three workers to their deaths and crushing two passers-by under a rain of debris during the morning rush hour in downtown San Francisco. At least 21 people were injured, four seriously, including one 12-year-old boy hit in the head while waiting for a bus. Rescuers combed the debris for five construction workers believed missing, but they were later located unharmed.
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