American Society of Civil Engineers


Crane Safety—An Industry in Flux


by David B. Peraza, P.E., M.ASCE, (Exponent, 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1740, New York, NY E-mail: dperaza@exponent.com) and Jeffrey A. Travis, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, (Exponent, 1011 Warrenville Rd., Suite 215, Lisle, IL E-mail: jtravis@exponent.com)

pp. 556-566, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41082(362)57)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Forensic Engineering 2009: Pathology of the Built Environment
Abstract: The recent rash of crane accidents across the United States, and even internationally, has raised the public’s awareness of the potential hazards posed by crane use in the construction industry. This paper will provide a broad overview of the rapidly changing regulations relating to crane operations, as well as review crane accident statistics, the causes of milestone crane accidents, and summarize new regulations at local and national levels.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Cranes
Safety