Common Causes of Crane Injuries and Fatalities

New York City is a massive city filled with skyscrapers. The constant construction to upkeep and build in the city makes cranes and crane operators a regular fixture on almost every single construction site. Although these machines and their operators make so much work possible, they can also pose a real problem when safety regulations are not properly followed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), between 2011 and 2015, crane related accidents resulted in 220 fatalities. This does not include the number of people seriously injured in these accidents. The data further...

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Crane Hits 3 World Trade Center Under Construction

It is with much luck that nobody was injured in a New York crane accident last Thursday. A heavy gust sent a crane flying into 3 World Trade Center on Thursday, August 11, 2016, slamming its pulley system into a 12th floor window. Construction workers at the site were pulling the unloaded line and hook of a crane standing on the top of the WTC building that was under construction when the accident happened. The construction crew was bringing the cables to the 83-story building to prepare for inclement weather when a gust of wind sent a weighted ball...

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