[one_half padding="0 20px 0 20px"] <head> <title>mechanical safety</title> </head> Aerial Lift Safety Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted devices that allow workers
Studies show that one crane accident occurs for every 10,000 hours of use in the United States.
Here is an Example
Ed was in charge of receiving materials and having them safely unloaded at the construction site. The delivery was late and to speed things up, Ed did not fully extend the outriggers on his truck crane. As a result, the load caused the crane to tip over. The falling materials nearly crushed two other workers. The tipping of the crane caused injuries to Ed. He was hospitalized for 3 days and off work for 2 weeks recovering.
- How could this incident have been avoided?
- Do you know someone injured by a crane collapsing or tipping over?
Proper Crane Use
- Always use the crane manufacturer’s load chart provided for each crane.
- Follow the manufacturer’s procedures for proper outrigger deployment to ensure that cranes are set up and level.
- Make sure outrigger pads are supported on firm, stable surfaces before beginning a lift.
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