Crane tips over on barge.
NIOSH 1997 May; :1-5
A 39-year-old crane operator was killed when the crawler crane he was operating on a barge tipped over. The crane impacted a piece of equipment on the barge and he was crushed in the crane's cab. At the time of the incident the victim was lifting a diesel piledriver weighing approximately 15,500 pounds and he apparently overboomed for that weight and the crane tipped over. The crane was not positively secured to the barge at the time of the incident. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Employers and employees must ensure that correct crane load charts are used and that they are never exceeded. 2. Employers must ensure that cranes are positively secured to barges prior to use. 3. Employers should consider implementing a spot inspection program to ensure all employees are complying with safety requirements and enforce consequences for noncompliance.
Region-7; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Equipment-operators; Construction-equipment
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor