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Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work; when you add in power lines and cranes, that danger only increases. Of the hundreds of on-site fatalities every year, according to OSHA, nearly a third are from electrocution. 

While winter days in the Carolinas and surrounding states tend to be relatively mild, cold spells can often bring hazardous freezing rain, blustery winds, and snow to our area. Doing any kind of exterior manual labor, especially working construction sites, can be difficult when winter weather hits. 

Nothing has more potential danger in adverse conditions than the operation of heavy machinery.

Construction sites and industries that utilize heavy equipment can be dangerous places to work if safety isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s mind. While engineering and technology advancements have made these work zones safer, crane accidents are still one of the leading causes of fatalities. 

Ensuring your site’s contractors and workers prepare to work safely around large cranes is vital.

For most expensive and technical equipment that is only situationally useful, it is often a better idea to rent or subcontract the work to a specialized professional than to buy your own and expect a standard crew to know how it works. If you are a builder who only occasionally needs heavy lifting capabilities, industrial cranes are no exception.

Cranes are complicated, highly technical pieces of construction machinery that require proper maintenance, site preparation, and training to operate safely. There is a serious risk of crushing injury or property damage if loads are improperly secured or the crane is controlled incorrectly.

It is crucial to ensure that whatever crane service company you choose is up to the task and has a proven track record of excellence.