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Becht Engineering Blog

In this section of the site contributing authors submit interesting articles relating to the various services, industries and research & development efforts of Becht Engineering.

How To Manage A Crane Accident

crane-accident-cover-image It Could Happen To You
    No one expects to have a crane accident, but it can happen to anyone. Everyone who uses a crane is subject to a calculated risk. All of us need to be prepared in the event an accident occurs.       WHAT IF YOU ARE FACED WITH THIS AT YOUR SITE?           IMMEDIATELY ASSESS THE SCENE Are there any injuries, trapped persons or fatalities? If so, notify Fire and Rescue immediately. Before they arrive, determine if any equipment or structures are unstable. Don’t let them walk into a trap and become victims!   Point out any known dangers including unstable structures to Rescue Personnel. Before and as they arrive, carefully explain any known hazards so the First Responders understand what they are dealing with. Barricade the area in red to prevent any non-essential persons from entering a hazardous area. This also serves to preserve the...
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