A Crane Incident – Jammed Load – The Dark Side of Dual Controls

Crane Incident - Jammed Load The incident occurred on a large construction site in the Pilbara – we were one of several contractors doing the mechanical and structural package of works. The task was to lift, position and attach minor…

Crane Accident – Contact with 11KV power line

Introduction The crane contractor was requested to come to the construction site to dismantle and transport  their 4600 and 4100 Manitowoc cranes offsite. Three personnel came to site – A leading hand, crane driver and fitter. The…

A Dropped Mancage – Crane Accident

Description The Mancage attached to a 50 tonne crane free fell about 10 metres until the crane driver applied the winch brake to arrest the fall. Two employees were in the mancage at the time and suffered significant injuries. They…

A Major Crane Accident

A Crane Accident The photo shows evidence of a major crane accident which occurred on a construction site in the Pilbara Western Australia - can you spot it and explain what happened? Look at the crane on the right hand side of the picture. The…