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Designed with your safety in mind

Konecranes upholds its position as a global leader by promoting occupational health and safety excellence. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of each employee.

We design and manufacture safety features for our products, so that our customers can further improve a safer working environment while achieving efficiency of their operations.

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Crane incident study - Impact and prevention

Experts from the Konecranes Training Institute analyzed 249 OSHA reported crane incidents that occurred over a period of a decade in the U.S. – that’s over two per month. Learn the costs, injuries, occupations of the injured, top causes of these incidents and, most importantly, ways to reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries involving overhead cranes. 

Incidents involved

0 OSHA violations

&

133 Injuries

133 Fatalities

Followed by more than

0.0millionmillion

in osha fines

INCIDENT INVESTIGATION DOCTOR AND HOSPITAL BILLS COMPENSATION FOR THE INJURED PERSON OSHA FINES DAMAGED PRODUCT OR EQUIPMENT CLEAN UP LOSS OF PRODUCTION PERSONAL IMPACT INCREASED INSURANCE PREMIUMS ATTORNEY FEES LOSS OF FUTURE PRODUCTION COMPANY SAFETY RATINGS POTENTIAL TO LOSE CUSTOMERS MISSED DELIVERIES DIRECT COSTS INDIRECT COSTS THESE INCIDENTS ALSO CREATED THE FOLLOWING COSTS

THESE INCIDENTS ALSO CREATED THE FOLLOWING COSTS

Average major injury has a cost of over

Average major injury has a cost of over

0

Average fatality has a cost of over

Average fatality has a cost of over

0.0$4.0millionmillion

Top causes & results of the incidents

Injured person crushed/run over by overhead organtry crane93%of theseincidents resultedin a fatality Crushed by the load(load swing, load dropor by an unstable load being placed and immediately falling over)Crushed by the load resulted in33.8% fatalities and36.8% injuries Other Improper/absent LockOut Tag-Out (LOTO) Load dropped (most common root causesof load drops: poor rigging practices) Caused by a fall (from heightsof 8 ft. to over 100 ft.)

Prevention
was possible

0 OF INCIDENTSHAPPENED DURINGROUTINE JOBACTIVITIES

The study and the information is an analysis and summary of the obtained data and does not take into account the identity of, or attribute liability to, any parties involved in the incidents and in no way states, concludes or infers that Konecranes was involved in any respect in such incidents.

What can I do to improve the safety of my operations while maximizing productivity?

Konecranes has specifically designed and developed a suite of safety-related features for its overhead cranes. Our safety-related features are designed to reduce the risk of injuries or fatalities while enhancing operational efficiency.

SWAY CONTROL - SAFER PERFORMANCE, LESS LOAD SWAY

Designed to reduce load swing, improve productivity and safety.

Automatically limit the load swing by controlling the bridge and trolley.

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Hook Centering - ELIMINATES SIDE PULL SITUATIONS AND LOAD SWING

Eliminates side pull during lifting by automatically positioning the bridge and trolley directly over the load.

Faster load cycle times, ease of operation and improved operational safety.

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SNAG PREVENTION - STOPS CRANE MOVEMENT FOR IMPROVED SAFETY

Stops all crane movement if the hook, sling or load accidentally gets caught on something.

Constantly monitors the rope angle to assist in safe crane operations.

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