The adequacy of a crane’s load line to support the weight of the object being lifted is an obvious concern when evaluating a crane lifting operation. Less obvious, but often equally important, is the presence and adequacy of taglines to provide control of the load orientation. Taglines are simply ropes or lines that are
Crane Incident Handbook
Cranes are powerful lifting devices that we see everyday in construction areas, shipping terminals, and industrial sites. This handbook provides guidelines for the initial investigation of crane incidents, including observations to be made at the site as well as questions to be asked during interviews of site personnel.