HSE Safety Alert on Tower Cranes
HSE is investigating the collapse of a tower crane jib in high wind. The precursors of the incident are not fully determined at this point but investigations to date suggest that problems with adequate maintenance of the slew brake release mechanisms and the addition of accessories were contributing factors. We would remind all tower crane owners and users of some precautions and procedures that should be followed to ensure that risk of collapse or overturn in high wind is minimised.
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