Tag: crane safety

Preventing Crane Accidents

Crane Next to Bare Building

In recent months, cranes have been featured on the news multiple times for tipping over. Cranes are a large piece of machinery that must be handled with care and knowledgeable workers. Unfortunately, crane accidents do happen and it is vital that we understand how to manage the cranes we are using in order to avoid… Read more »

Handling Cranes in Windy Cities

Chicago Cranes

Chicago has been getting some attention for their cranes in recent months. Chicago now has the highest number of cranes it has had in eight years. The cranes scattered around downtown Chicago are hard to miss. Thirty-three cranes are busy putting up high-rise buildings and others are waiting for permits to get started on certain… Read more »

How Cold Weather Affects Crane Operations

Crane In Snow

As the weather grows cooler here in the New England area, we at Astro Crane would like to draw attention to crane safety; specifically cold weather safety. Of course, the brisk fall and winter weather this area experiences makes every construction job more difficult, but it especially puts a strain on the operation of major… Read more »

Crane Operators Should Avoid Wires to Cause Major Fires

Cranes for HIgh Voltage Construction

Using a crane to do construction can make certain jobs significantly easier, but if you are not careful, you can do serious damage when you take the controls of one. In order to avoid major accidents, crane operators need to be aware of all of their surroundings at all times, and they need to look… Read more »

Improper Crane Operation Can Lead to Project Delays

construction crane

Cranes are incredibly useful tools for construction projects, but they can also be incredibly dangerous if not handled properly. Stories of accidents with cranes – sometimes when they are not even on the job – have become too common. That’s because too many companies don’t bring in a certified crane operator or crane rigger. Let’s… Read more »

Tips For Avoiding an Accident When Operating a Crane

Cranes are massive machines moving extremely heavy things in the air, and the last thing a crane operator wants is an accident to occur. Imagine being the crane operator who “accidentally” smashes a steel beam through an office building’s windows—you don’t want to be that guy or gal. Today’s cranes are typically equipped with computers,… Read more »