Recent Fines Show Seriousness of Cranes Around Powerlines

- A Washington state business was recently fined upwards of $100,000 from the state’s Department of Labor & Industries for operating a crane too close to high-voltage power lines without taking proper safety precautions. SC&RA reminds members that workers are hurt and killed every year when cranes come in contact with power lines and it’s a significant workplace safety issue, with very specific requirements that must be followed. SC&RA’s video Operating Cranes Around Power Lines provides a visual demonstration of safe operating procedures in accordance with the OSHA standard for mobile cranes near and around powerlines to be used during training and the planning process. To purchase the DVD and booklet to protect workers and be in compliance, click here. For more information, contact Beth O’Quinn.

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