My State:
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of 2018 EHS Salary Guide

This report will help you evaluate if you are being paid a fair amount for the responsibilities you are shouldering.

In addition, EHS managers can find the information to keep their departments competitive and efficient—an easy way to guarantee you are paying the right amount to retain hard-to-fill positions but not overpaying on others.

Download Now!
Bookmark and Share
May 10, 2013
OSHA: Tragic crane accident could have been avoided

The death of a worker who was crushed by a crane could have been avoided if the employer had followed the manufacturer’s requirements for operating and maintaining the equipment. OSHA inspectors reached that conclusion after assessing the conditions that led to the incident at an equipment rental and repair company.

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Safety Special Report on the "50 Tips For More-Effective Safety Training."  Receive 75 pages of useful safety information broken down into three training sections. Download Now

Inspectors found that outriggers designed to stabilize the truck-mounted crane were not extended, which led the crane to tip. Another contributing factor was that the equipment had been out of service for more than 6 months and had not been thoroughly inspected before being used.

The employer also failed to properly tag keys for the crane as “Do Not Use.” Other issues at the facility included improperly secured compressed gas cylinders, equipment in poor operating condition, and machines that had not been properly guarded to prevent amputation or other injuries. OSHA cited the company with 13 serious violations, 2 other-than-serious violations, and $70,000 in proposed fines.

What’s the takeaway for you? Whether it’s a complex truck-mounted crane or a relatively simple hand tool, you must scrupulously read and follow operating instructions and train your employees in them.

Featured Special Report:
2018 EHS Salary Guide
   
   
 
 
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
Copyright © 2021 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on https://Safety.BLR.com
Document URL: https://safety.blr.com/workplace-safety-news/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/OSHA-Tragic-crane-accident-could-have-been-avoided/