Dangers of Cranes on Construction Sites

Cranes are common at construction sites. They are seen towering hundreds of feet in the air at construction sites. Cranes are massive pieces of equipment that can weigh several tons. When construction workers use such large machinery at such great heights, accidents are sure to happen.
Common Causes of Crane Accidents at Construction Sites
Crane accidents can happen due to a number of reasons. There are federal laws and construction safety regulations to keep construction workers and the general public safe in and around the construction sites. Even with the strict rules and regulations about crane usage set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), crane accidents still happen, and people get injured. Some of the most common causes of crane accidents at construction sites are:
  • Cranes hitting power lines.
  • Cranes hitting other buildings.
  • Cranes dropping heavy objects.
  • Cranes striking people with heavy objects.
  • Crane rigging failures.
  • Crane mechanical failures.
  • Overturned cranes.
Common Crane Injuries
A crane injury is among one of the most dangerous and deadliest injuries that a construction worker may face. Some of the most common types of crane injuries are:
  • Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.
  • Injuries to the spinal cord.
  • Injuries to the neck and back.
  • Wrongful death.

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