Construction Industry: New York City Crane Regulations Go Too Far

November 7, 2008

  • November 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    Safety Guy says:
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    Chicag went through a similar situation involving scaffolding after a number of serious scaffolding related accidents; contractors were required to go through extensive training, paperwork, etc. and they have managed just fine.

    The same thing will happen in New York. Sounds like those complaining still do not get it and if they did things the right way the first time, the delays maybe would not happen.

  • November 7, 2008 at 3:59 am
    UW says:
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    If NYC is so tough on cranes why are they still falling down?

  • November 10, 2008 at 9:13 am
    UW of Cranes says:
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    Because you have so called “experts” saying the cranes are safe and then have them quoted in paper that everything is fine. Problem is you have the same people who certify the welds of key components are “good” then fail are the same ones selling the insurance.

  • November 11, 2008 at 8:20 am
    Wart01 says:
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    As a casualty underwriter, I do not find these new requirements onerous. In fact, they would be considered the minimum loss control requirments for crane operations. If underwriters were doing their jobs, perhaps, we wouldn’t see so many tragic losses of this nature, defective products coming in from China, etc. Let’s get back to basics!!!!

  • November 11, 2008 at 8:28 am
    Bob says:
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    You say the “experts” certify welds and also sell insurance?

    Who are you referring to? I know many insurance sales people and none of them certify anything at any construction site. If you refer to the loss control people from insurance companies, they don’t sell a thing.

    Basically complaints that safety requirements are too tough are pure baloney. If contractors get a crane on site and it is not prepared, or the operator is not certified, then they should expect to be shut down.



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