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How Could This Crane Accident in Houston Have Been Avoided?

Crane accidents are one of the most common incidents to occur on oil fields and oil rigs. It’s unfortunately easy for crane operators to not be properly trained in handling the crane equipment, or they might not be aware of any changes in operating practices. This summer, it will be the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest crane accidents that has occurred. Investigations have already been conducted, but it’s important to reflect on what happened during this accident and how the lessons learned can help prevent this from happening again. What Happened? This accident happened at an oil refinery in Houston in the summer of 2008. The crane collapsed and killed four workers while injuring seven others. The fatal accident raised concerns about the safety of operating cranes and the safety of the actual cranes themselves. The crane from this Houston accident was owned by Deep South Crane &…
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