On June 9, 2019, tragedy struck the residents of Elan City Lights apartments in Dallas when a crane, owned and operated by Bigge Crane & Rigging Co., collapsed onto their 5-story apartment complex.
Reporter Holly Yan, CNN, Mon June 10, 2019: Cranes are supposed to withstand 140 mph winds. So what caused the deadly Dallas crane collapse?
During construction, crane operators must be trained, evaluated and determined to be competent to operate a crane. This includes training for the specific make and model of crane being operated. Failure to follow these guidelines may lead to death or maiming of workers or non-workers. On every construction site, safety should be the #1 priority.
Crane safety is often the exception rather than the rule.