Thursday, November 05, 2009

Pompano Beach company fined in fatal crane accident

Pompano Beach company fined in fatal crane accident -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found Ray Qualmann Marine Construction Inc. allowed an operator who had not received training for the Link-Belt LS-58 crane to use it. The company also did not conduct an annual inspection that would have noted issues with the crane, such as rusting of a boom, a missing boom angle indicator and poorly welded lacings, according to an OSHA report.


- Boom Angle Indicators, although designs have been improved for added benefits like readablity, reliability and ruggedness, have been around for many years - like proper operator training, it is an important safety device that can help prevent damage, injury or loss of life.
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