What’s wrong with this Picture?

While working at the beach I stopped to observe the crane operator.

But my attention immediately went to the men on the side of the building. Setting trusses, I watched the crane operator making a blind pick. No signaler. The two men yelling at the crane operator who couldn’t begin to hear them from that distance. He struck the rigged truss in-between 2 already set trusses and started to rip away a truss. This is the example of how people become fatalities and why this past year we had 4,679 people go to work and never come home.

Crane operator needed a signaler, 2 riggers up on the trusses were not tied off. Something bad could have happened on this day.

Pictures tell it all. Don’t be a statistic.


About CrewsCrane

President/CEO of CCTI, Inc. providing Crane, Hoist, and material handling training. Inspections, service and parts for Mobile and overhead crane. General and Construction Industry for 10 & 30 hr OSHA courses, aerial/scissor lifts, and forklift. Inventory of Hoists, Slings and Below the Hook Devices.
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