"CraneAccidents.com is the Official Web-site
March 27, 2002 12:26 PM   Subscribe

"CraneAccidents.com is the Official Web-site for reporting crane related accidents on a world wide basis. The site is loaded with photos of crane accidents."
posted by kirkaracha (18 comments total)
That's one strong tree, although I really love this one.
posted by riffola at 12:47 PM on March 27, 2002

Damn, I was going to register crane-accidents.com, but what's the point? CraneAccidents.com is official...
posted by byort at 12:51 PM on March 27, 2002

The main picture says you can copy and distribute but not edit. What better to Photoshop than a picture of a crane accident?
posted by adampsyche at 1:06 PM on March 27, 2002

only $36/year to access the hottest, barely legal crane accident pix!!!!
Coming soon - CraneDozerDumpTruck3Ways.Com and TransgenderedConcretePumpers.Com!!!!
posted by quonsar at 1:07 PM on March 27, 2002

I think more sites should have a picture of the editor right there at the top left corner of every page. In fact, I think it should be a legal obligation.
posted by kerplunk at 1:09 PM on March 27, 2002

The development and daily management of this site is the most gratifying experience of all.

In case any of you doubted that this guy has a crane accident fetish. How gratifying!
posted by adampsyche at 1:17 PM on March 27, 2002

I thought this was going to be about birds.
posted by transient at 1:29 PM on March 27, 2002

"CraneAccidents.com is mirrored to companion sites: CraneAccidents.net, CraneAccidents.org, CraneCrashes.com, CraneMishaps.com, CraneWrecks.com, TowerCraneAccidents.com"

posted by iconomy at 1:34 PM on March 27, 2002

Coming soon - CraneDozerDumpTruck3Ways.Com and TransgenderedConcretePumpers.Com!

Oh yeeeeeaaaah ... makes me want to beep loudly as I back into things.
posted by sacre_bleu at 1:59 PM on March 27, 2002

I think this is very cool. . .granted, the guy who put up this site is a legend in his own mind, but being in the safety and health field, I can say that one picture is worth way more than a thousand words.

Kirk, thanks for posting it and putting up with all the snide comments.
posted by Danf at 2:07 PM on March 27, 2002

I wonder if the CraneAccident guy has ever met the Bus Plunge guy.
posted by swell at 2:12 PM on March 27, 2002

I enjoyed this site - my dad was in the operating engineers union (Local 150) for decades, and he had plenty of horror stories.

To fuck up is human, but when you fuck up with a 40-ton piece of earth-moving equipment, you REALLY fuck up.

Wow, the site is for sale, maybe my old man would be interested...
posted by groundhog at 2:22 PM on March 27, 2002

Who woulda thunk....I worked at a small steel plant for only a year, and we had two crane mishaps during that time. One time, the whole rig just crashed to the ground (it was an overhead crane, suspended from a beam across the ceiling)....how the operator wasn't killed, I don't know.

The other time, we had a sudden power failure. After sitting in the dark for almost two hours, it became electricity was not forthcoming, and we were told to go home. But the fire department had to be called to rescue the overhead crane operator from his lofty perch!
posted by Oriole Adams at 4:45 PM on March 27, 2002

What a weird site. Note that the owner/author has been in a crane accident himself. This may explain his interest.
posted by Mid at 4:57 PM on March 27, 2002

I thought the funniest thing was his response to this email he received: "9/28/99: Hello my name is, -deleted name-. I am a member of local 15 IUOE in New York. I want to take the test to be licenced to operate cranes. I have been to several book stores, but have had no luck in finding anything to help me study for the test. Would you know of any books that could help me? Thank You

Doyles' response: "It's too bad I had to tell the man, 'No, I don't have any advertisers on the site to point you to.'"

You keep pluggin' away Doyle, and you'll get those advertisers!

posted by ericost at 5:07 PM on March 27, 2002

In the year and half I've been reading metafilter, this may be one of my very favorite links.

I just wish I knew why. Probably a question for the analyst's couch...
posted by RJ Reynolds at 6:40 PM on March 27, 2002

Doyle looks to be in pain. And now I know what an arm broken in five spots looks like. Ouchies.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:39 PM on March 27, 2002

I thought this site was gonna be about the guy that played Colonel Hogan getting the Cuisinart treatment in that hotel room.
posted by Optamystic at 4:35 AM on March 28, 2002

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