Friday, June 6, 2008

June 15th 2007

Death didn't even take a day off.

Jakarta One killed and three injured as a sling failed and shock loaded the jib off of a mobile hydraulic truck crane.

Old rigging gets too many people. Nylon endless slings can be as cheap as $12 and reliable. Cranes have sharp edges that should always be watched for. And cranes dismantling a crane, especially, should have a working load cell displaying the weight of the load. Bellmen on dismantles should use the known weight versus the actual weight to know what to expect at all times. If the piece being removed was stuck and a load cell used, maybe this accident would not have had to happen.

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