Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/28/2019 -- On average, accidents involving cranes on construction sites cause 42 deaths a year in the USA. Since 1997, almost 1000 workers have lost their lives due to injuries caused while using or working around these machines. As the best workers' comp attorneys in Atlanta, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson have advised on crane safety tips to help to keep these fatal accidents at bay.
By implementing crane safety procedures on construction worksites, lives can be saved, and serious injuries prevented. Cranes that are placed on top of high buildings run the risk of injuring pedestrians below if they accidentally tip over. There are several safety concerns when it comes to crane use, including complete knowledge of how much the crane can carry. If an operator tries to lift a weight that is above the crane's limits, it can create a tipping hazard.
The team at The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson recommend having safety checklists in place on any construction site that uses cranes. These checklists help to remind operators of key safety steps and operating procedures. These lists should be durable, colorful, and visible on site. They should include bullet points of all the safety procedures associated with the cranes and other pieces of heavy machinery on the worksite.
Workers are further encouraged to ensure their cranes are as close as possible to the load that they are lifting. This helps to minimize the potential for the crane to tip the load, or the weight to fall upon an unexpected area. To further prevent tipping, workers are also urged to make sure that stabilizers are fully deployed. Most accidents occur when operators fail to use stabilizers, or they are not adequately grounded.
For more information, or to contact a workers' compensation lawyer in Atlanta today, visit The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson website at https://www.darwinfjohnson.com/.
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