Accidents involving cranes
04 Jun 2015
Cranes, hoists and derricks are critical to most major construction projects. But such large powerful machines are also inherently dangerous and sometimes can be deadly.
With poorly trained operators at the controls, these massive tools of work can be deadly weapons.
If cranes are not properly maintained, or were defectively designed or erected at the beginning, they can prematurely release their loads. Workers can be crushed by falling objects, causing head and spinal trauma resulting in permanent disability.
Cranes, particularly mobile cranes, can come into contact with overhead power lines. When electrified, these machines become electrical conduits, an immediate hazard not only for the operator, but for anyone who touches the machine.
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