Serious Accident Alert: Crane operator injured when extension falls on him

Kerry Clines

June 30, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a crane operator was injured at a cement plant. The crane operator was attempting to stow the crane’s lattice extension on February 27, 2017. The lattice extension was not mechanically secured or blocked and fell on the miner standing beneath it, causing serious injury.

MSHA offers the following Best Practices to help prevent this type of accident:

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