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Insecure crane lighting

A sodium floodlight is reported to have fallen from a crane boom. On investigation, the floodlight mounting bracket was found to be cracked and the pad eye weakened and this gave way. The floodlight swivel arrangement was also found to be worn. No serious injury was sustained on this occasion.

The member instigated inspection of all boom lighting fixtures. Ancillary fittings such as these can be overlooked in crane maintenance.

Safety Event

Published: 1 October 2001
Download: IMCA SF 11/01

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