Crane Safety

When we hear the word crane accident, we remember the dramatic ones that get a lot of media coverage. Consider what happened to young Gregory Echevarria in April 2019. He was on a crew installing a large crane at a Soho construction site when its 7.5 ton counter weight he was setting slipped, fell, and crushed him to death. Before this tragedy, the NYC Department of Buildings had received several safety complaints about this site. This tragedy illustrates that ANY construction worker can be killed by an accident involving a crane, even a mobile one. The main causes of worker deaths involving cranes are electrocution, crane collapse, or being struck by a crane’s load. Many more fatalities inv

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