Fatal Crane Accident Prompts New Regulations in NYC

In the wake of last week’s fatal crane accident in New York City, the city has announced new regulations that would prohibit operating these cranes in winds that exceed 20 miles per hour, or gusts of up to 30 miles per hour. Excessive winds are thought to be the main culprit in last week’s accident. Workers were moving the 500-foot crane, which was replacing generators on a ... [Continue Reading]

Crane Safety and OSHA’s Certification Extension

OSHA’s recent decision to extend its crane certification requirement until 2017 reflects an ongoing effort to clarify the standards that will affect the construction industry for years to come. Better information and the need to streamline current standards were driving forces for the extension. According to OSHA, “Final economic analysis shows that extending the date for ... [Continue Reading]