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Q: Statistics of crane accidents in the US in the past 10 years ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Statistics of crane accidents in the US in the past 10 years
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: thisisjessy-ga
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Posted: 30 Oct 2003 01:18 PST
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Question ID: 271072
1. The fatalities in crane accidents, including crane operators,
workers, and civilians)

2. The cost of the accidents such as insurance increase, project delay
and so on.

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 30 Oct 2003 05:35 PST
I found an estimated number of reported deaths in crane accidents at a
certain website, covering only 1999-2002 numbers. As for your number 2
question, I could not find the yearly estimates at this time, though I
found certain articles about crane accidents that mention the costs of
each accident.

Clarification of Question by thisisjessy-ga on 30 Oct 2003 10:38 PST
1. I'd like to quote the data about crane accident to show the
importance of  crane study.

2. I may need to get the "trend" regarding the crane accidents

3. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) may have some

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 02 Nov 2003 20:34 PST
Hi Thisisjessy,

I found a study about crane related deaths from 1984-1994.

Would this study be helpful for your research?



Clarification of Question by thisisjessy-ga on 02 Nov 2003 21:10 PST
The data from 1984-1994 may be not useful for me.  I would appreciate
the more recent data.
Subject: Re: Statistics of crane accidents in the US in the past 10 years
Answered By: techtor-ga on 03 Nov 2003 04:49 PST
Hello Thisisjessy,
I believe I have enough information for an answer, and thus, here I
post it.

What I found is that there is one site that is especially dedicated to
crane accidents. It contains many recent statistics, and it does quote
old statistics of OSHA, of the time Bobbie7 mentioned. I believe OSHA
does not release statistics anymore since it lets this website tries
to collect as many cases of crane accidents world wide, so this
website can be trusted. Here it is:
Accident Reports Received for 2003: 230 (as of November)
Deaths to date for 2003: 120
Statistics are worldwide.

Crane Statistics
Accident Reports Received for year 2002: 171
Deaths to date for 2002: 96 (reported to this site)
Accident Reports Received for year 2001: 161
Deaths to date for 2001: 
Accident Reports Received for year 2000: 184
Deaths to date for 2000: 74
Crane related accident reports received by this site for 1999: 110
with 51 deaths
- "More than 500 US construction workers died in crane accidents
between 1984 and 1994, according to a study of Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA). Antiquated OSHA statistics."

Crane Accidents Home page

I collected examples of accidents that mention the cost incurred by
the accident since I have found no single agency that collects such
data from different sources. I suppose the insurance companies
themselves keep that data, though I have no access to them, since it
would require inquiring from each company. I hope these references I
quote will be helpful.

Journal Sentinel Online - Ballpark gap exceeds $80 million:
Crane crash insurance in dispute By Kenneth R. Lamke
Gives time and damage estimates

BBC NEWS Wales - Company fined for crane fall death, 15 May, 2003

McGraw-Hill Construction | ENR - Deadly Crane Accident Kills Three | News - "Insurance firm gets $20,000 for lost
time in evacuation" By Tim Higgins, 09/10/2003

Tool Box talks
- Somewhere in the middle is a crane accidents article giving the
percentages of the causes of crane accidents

Pages listing numerous crane accident articles at
Crane accidents 1

Crane Accidents 2

Crane Accidents 3

Crane Accidents 5

Crane Accidents 5

Crane Accidents 6

Crane Accidents - Lessons Learned, US Coast Guard

Government references:
Safety and Health Topics: Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety

Crane or Derrick Suspended Personnel Platforms. OSHA Publication No.
3100 (2002), 205 KB PDF, 46 pages

Mobile Crane Inspection Guidelines for OSHA Compliance Officers. U.S.
Department of Labor - OSHA (1994, June). Provides a generic,
nonexhaustive overview of mobile crane inspection guidelines

EH-9308 Issue No. 8, August 1993 Occupational Safety Observer

Crane Accidents
Evaluating the Risk and Feasibility of Potential
Practices to Eliminate/Reduce Future Occurrences
Prepared by: A. C. (Cliff) Braam, P.E.
July 2002
- PDF Document with statistics and study of the incidents. This also
has the statistics Bobbie7 mentioned. I believe this is the OSHA study
mentioned earlier, or it quotes that study.

Crane Mishap Update through July 24, 2000
- PDF Document with charts and reports.

Crane Accidents Lawsuit Overview - Find Trial Lawyers and Attorneys
with Experience in Crane Accidents Personal Injury Law
- " Crane accidents kill an estimated 50 construction site workers
each year..."
- I believe these is a US estimate.

RISKMail Archive: Crane Safety and Accident Statistics - message board
- "The OSHA stat link I posted back in May does not break out
accidents involving cranes..."

MMS Offshore Minerals Managment - Crane  Accidents,  Fatalities, 

Crane Accidents-Construction site lawyers
- Has some other statistics about cranes

Crane accident website List:

Google Search terms used:
crane accident statistics
crane accident costs
crane accident expenses
crane accidents united states

I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you need anything else,
or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request for
Clarification and I shall respond as soon as I can. Thank you.
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