Friday, 4 January 2013

Collapse of a Crawler Crane at a Construction Worksite - Workplace Safety and Health Council

Workplace Safety and Health Council: The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) are calling for increased vigilance by industry on safe lifting operations involving mobile cranes at worksites. This follows an accident on 20 Dec 2012 where an 80-ton crawler crane collapsed in a construction worksite. A crane operator was using the crawler crane to lift building materials when the boom suddenly collapsed and partially landed onto a playground adjacent to the worksite (see Figure 1). Fortunately, there were no fatalities.

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