Improper Rigging Practices Result in Potential Shock Loading of Crane
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Washington River Protection Solutions, Hanford Site (WRPS)

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Construction/Project Management, Property Management, Training and Qualification, Work Management/Planning, Hoisting and Rigging, Deactivation and Decommissioning

The configuration, weight, and underground interferences associated with objects, such as concrete foundations, must be known before attempting to lift them with a crane. Cranes are designed for lifting and moving loads only. Pulling imbedded objects or stuck objects is an improper use of a crane. Inadequate rigging choices and poor decision making could have resulted in personnel injuries, dropping the load, and shock loading the crane.

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