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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


in osha fines


Average major injury has a cost of over

Average major injury has a cost of over


Average fatality has a cost of over

Average fatality has a cost of over


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.)

was possible


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.


Konecranes Sway Control was designed to reduce load sway, improve productivity and safety.

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Hook Centering

Konecranes Hook Centering reduces the risk of accidents by preventing side pulling of a load as a result of lifting off-center and also limits sway when lifting the load.

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Konecranes Adaptive Speed Range provides you the right lifting speed for the right load.

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End Positioning

Konecranes End Positioning allows the load near a predefined area to automatically centre and lower the load into a target area.

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Konecranes Target Positioning automates repetitive material handling from a home position to a target position thus reducing cycle times and improving safety.

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Konecranes Protected Area prevents the crane from entering a predefined area which eliminates the risk of collisions within the fixed area.

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