Last week, we learned that operator error was one of the primary causes of a crane collapse earlier this year in Manhattan that killed one and injured others. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents happen more frequently than one would expect, and they injure many innocent people.
Cranes are vital in construction, but given their size and power, can be extremely dangerous. Many times, employees underestimate the force of this tool and do not take the necessary precautions. According to OSHA, more than 70% of crane accidents in the United States are preventable if proper operation and safety measures are followed.
In order to help workers stay safe, below you’ll find several crane operation safety tips by Kone Cranes, a well-known crane and hoist manufacturer, that workers should follow in order to prevent unfortunate incidents.
As responsible operators, workers should make the safety of the people that surround the crane their top priority. If you or a loved one experience an accident at a work zone related to a crane, contact us immediately for a free consultation. We will analyze your case and walk you through your legal rights.