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UK HSE: Cranes Pulled Out of Service - Construction Safety Alert Issued

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United Kingdom: Cranes Pulled Out of Service - Construction Safety Alert Issued   

 
On January 19,2007, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the UK served a Prohibition Notice on Falcon Crane Hire Ltd.  The company is obliged to take out of service all tower cranes in their fleet which have not been subject to a thorough examination by an independent competent person. 

Two of the company’s tower cranes have collapsed in less than four months killing three people.

 

The notice will affect up to 180 tower cranes which are erected currently on construction sites throughout Great Britain.

For more information and the safety alert that was issued, visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2007/e07003.htm

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Ensure your company maintains their crane inspection program.

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