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11 Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

Cranes are tremendously powerful pieces of equipment that make it possible to lift heavy loads on construction sites. That said, cranes are also potential hazards, as both cranes themselves and the loads they carry can cause harm when improperly handled. From 2011 to 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 297 deaths involving cranes. Of those deaths,

World’s Biggest and Strongest Cranes

The remarkably powerful cranes that exist today are part of an engineering tradition that spans at least 2,500 years, dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. These early cranes employed a rudimentary system of pulleys and rope that enabled them to carry up to 6,000 pounds, or three tons, when operated by eight men. Ancient