Crane-Related Deaths and Injuries in Construction, 1992 - 2006

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Regulatory Overview. On July 9, 2004, the Federal Advisory Committee on cranes and derricks (C-DAC) reached a consensus for a new crane and derricks standard.In May 2008, as part of its semiannual regulatory agenda, OSHA mentioned plans to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on cranes and der

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1. Crane-Related Deaths and Injuries in Construction, 1992 - 2006

2. Regulatory Overview On July 9, 2004, the Federal Advisory Committee on cranes and derricks (C-DAC) reached a consensus for a new crane and derricks standard. In May 2008, as part of its semiannual regulatory agenda, OSHA mentioned plans to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on cranes and derricks in the August 2008 Federal Register.

8. Crane-Related Deaths in Construction by Year, 1992-2006

9. Causes of Crane-Related Deaths in Construction, 1992-2006

10. Types of Cranes Involved in Fatalities Mobile cranes Tower cranes Floating or barge cranes Overhead cranes

11. Mobile Cranes Mobile cranes were involved in: 80 of 95 (84%) of overhead power line incidents 37 of 59 (63%) of crane collapses 35 of 59 (60%) of struck by boom/jib incidents

12. Tower Cranes Tower cranes were involved in: 16 of 306 (5%) of all crane related incidents 5 of 24 (21%) of struck by crane load incidents 5 of 59 (8%) of struck by boom/jib deaths

13. Other/unspecified cranes Other/unspecified cranes were involved in 24% of all crane related incidents, including: 13 floating or barge crane incidents 12 overhead crane incidents

14. Main Causes of Worker Deaths, by Frequency Electrocutions – from overhead power lines Crane collapse Struck by falling boom/jib Struck by crane load

15. Overhead Power Line Electrocutions

16. Crane Collapses

17. Struck by Falling Booms/Jibs

18. Struck By Crane Loads

19. Trades of Workers Who Died

20. Recommendations Crane operators should be certified. Presently only 15 states and a few cities (including New York City and Chicago) require certification. Crane riggers and signalpersons should be certified. Crane inspectors should be certified. OSHA only requires that they be competent persons

21. Recommendations (cont.) Cranes should be inspected after assembly or modification. Only trained workers under the supervision of a qualified person and competent person should assemble or disassemble cranes. Crane loads should not be allowed to pass over street traffic.

22. Recommendations (cont.) OSHA should conduct more thorough investigations of crane-related fatalities and capture more complete data in its reporting system. OSHA should immediately take action on the proposed consensus crane and derrick standard for construction and include recommendations from this report.

23. For Further Information Mike McCann: [email protected] Janie Gittleman: [email protected] Mary Watters: [email protected] Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health (eLCOSH): www.elcosh.org CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training: www.cpwr.com

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