I believe I have enough information for an answer, and thus, here I
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 Accidents.com 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
DesMoinesRegister.com | 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 Safteng.net
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
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
Evaluating the Risk and Feasibility of Potential
Practices to Eliminate/Reduce Future Occurrences
Prepared by: A. C. (Cliff) Braam, P.E.
- 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
- 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.