Crane Rigging Basics

For many years, Astro Crane has helped construction sites by providing crane rigging services in the New England area. Undoubtedly, if your construction site needs crane rigging performed, it’s essential you know the basics and select the right help to help you with the job. Here’s what you should know. Knowledge Is Key When managing… Read more »

How Crane Overloading Happens

Few things are scarier and more demoralizing than hearing about a crane accident. One of the main causes of crane accidents is a term called ‘crane overloading.’ Crane overloading is most often caused by human error, and can happen in a variety of ways. How Crane Overloading Occurs As you can probably deduce from the… Read more »

What Can Crane Operators Do to Stay Safe During the COVOD-19 Pandemic?

Few things have adversely affected the nation and the world more than the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has put millions of people out of work, and even worse, has killed thousands of people, and that number only continues to rise. In short, the coronavirus has affected all walks of life and all businesses. For crane… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Crane Operator

When you work as a crane operator, one of the first things that you must do each day is take a look at the weather forecast. If there is even just a slight chance of inclement weather, you’re going to need to be on high alert all day long so that you don’t end up… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Avoid Major Crane Hazards

Cranes are among the most important pieces of equipment on a construction site. In fact, there are many sites that wouldn’t be able to operate normally without them. Nonetheless, cranes can also be some of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a construction site if you’re not careful while using them. It seems like… Read more »

A Guide to Renting a Construction Crane

In theory, it might seem as though picking out a construction crane for your next construction project will be simple enough. Nevertheless, once you start looking around at all the different cranes that are available to you, it won’t be long before you begin to feel overwhelmed by your options. There are so many construction… Read more »

Safety Protocols for Construction Crane Operators

Each year, crane-related accidents cause about 40 fatalities. They also cause many construction workers and innocent bystanders to sustain injuries. In about 90% of crane-related accidents, human error is to blame. More often than not, these accidents take place when a crane operator makes a bad decision either before or during a lift. By simply… Read more »

A Rundown of Overhead Crane Hazards

If your company is going to be taking on a large construction project in the near future, it’s going to be nearly impossible for you to do it without an overhead crane. Overhead cranes are an absolute necessity on construction sites. They can be used to move building materials around and to lift heavy loads… Read more »