Between the years of 1992 and 2006, a total of 307 incidents involving cranes were reported, with an average of 22 annual deaths of construction workers, according to a report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). During that time, there were a total of 12 crane-related accidents that resulted in multiple deaths. Of those reported, 216 of … Read More
Cranes are vital to the operation of many different companies. Construction sites rely on cranes to move large loads of equipment and supplies, port sites rely on cranes to load heavy cargo into and out of ships, and other jobs us cranes as well. Despite all of the improvements that have been made to cranes since the technology explosion, there … Read More
Picture this if you will; you are sitting in the cab of a huge crane, towering over a large construction site hundreds of feet below. Your job is to maneuver the crane’s hook along the jib to an exact location in order to lift cargo weighing as much as twenty tons…sometimes more. Once the hook is in place, you must … Read More
Until very recently, a crane operator’s job was often slow, tedious, and quite dangerous due to the number of blind lifts that he was required to make. Although the crane operator can usually see a great bit of the job site from his seat high up in the crane’s cab, there are always many spots where he cannot see. It … Read More
Thanks to HoistCam’s cameras on cranes, the accuracy of load placements can now be increased a great deal, thus increasing efficiency and productivity.