Crane accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the construction industry. Each year workers are injured or killed in a variety of crane accidents, which include electrocution through a crane making contact with overhead wires. Another is being struck by uncontrolled or falling loads and yet another work injury is through being crushed or struck by a crane.
While almost all industries use cranes at some time, the building and construction industry is where the use is continuous, thus where more industrial accidents occur.
Accidents occur when people adjust other equipment to improvise a cranes use - thereby creating an unsafe piece of equipment.
The use of substandard lifting equipment and utilizing unsafe methods for attachment clearly contribute to some fatal accidents. Devices need to meet the appropriate safety standards at all times.
Work should never proceed exactly where loads or items are suspended from cranes, on jacks or on forklifts. Appropriate hoists should always be used to prevent accidents.
Visibility is important. A crane driver's visibility from the cabin should never be limited, nor communication between those on site vital to the activities of the crane driver. All areas should be cleared before commencing any operation.
All loads should be secured against dislodgement from slings especially when there are high winds. When necessary a backup sling should be used.
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