Crane Truck accidents are one of those hazards that can cause immense destruction to property, injuries and even fatalities to workers on a construction site. That is why it is a hazard that needs to be consistently managed to avoid serious and possibly fatal incidents.
There are several reasons why these accidents happen and among them are mechanical failure, inadequate safety inspection and negligence on the part of the crane operator.
One of the most important aspects to consider is whether those allowed to operate the crane truck are trained and certified to do so.
It should also be noted that the hoisting equipment should be placed on an area where the ground is compact and even to avoid the truck capsizing.
Overhead clearance is another thing that crane operators should be constantly aware of. There should be no power lines obstructing the work area and operators should also take into consideration the clearance needed from the swinging radius to the power lines.
If safety precautions are not followed, serious and even deadly accidents can occur and in addition to setting work back substantially, it can cost the company huge amounts of money.
Watch the video below which shows exactly the kinds of accidents that can occur because of a lack of crane truck safety.