Dangerous Incident – Crane Hoist Rope Failure

April 19, 2018 Tara

Summary:  While lifting a 4-tonne spider cap on a primary crusher, a 10-tonne overhead crane hoist rope failed.
Recommendations to industry: Lifting procedures must include checks of safety devices fitted to cranes.  Workers must follow a site standard or procedure detailing all requirements for bridging, forcing and system impairment including communication to other parties. For routine tasks, procedures should include details of the crane position to achieve a safe lift.

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