Crane Institute of America

Tower Crane Collision

collision 2Collisions are always a potential hazard when there are more than one tower crane on the job site with overlapping coverage. There are anti-collision devices that will attempt to prevent accidents from occurring, but standard operational safety should be the primary source in avoiding collisions.

It is believed that this collision occurred because the Jost hydraulic crane was out of service with its jib raised in the path of the flat-top saddle jib tower crane. The operator sustained head injuries in the collision.

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