Cranes are frequently used in transportation, construction and demolition.
A crane is a type of machine that consists of a hoist, rope, chains and sheaves. It is used to lift and lower materials, and move them horizontally. The main purpose of a crane is to lift heavy items and transport them to locations beyond the normal capability of any person.
The following are different types of cranes:
- Tower crane
- Bridge crane
- Gantry crane
- Portal boom crane
- Vessel-mounted crane
- Mobile crane
Crane technicians are the professionals responsible for repairing and maintaining cranes.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.
Expertise in Action
Experts working in this field are essential in cases of crane accidents and failures. They are able to provide expert opinion on a variety of issues including:
- Was the machinery defective?
- Was there negligence in the operation of the crane?
- Were correct safety standards followed?
- Was there a failure in the management of the cranes and operators?
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Crane accidents and their prevention revisited
The paper “Crane accidents and their prevention” from the year 1978 was analysed from a more modern view point. A more integrated risk management approach and new directions in safety science were proposed.
Building giant John Holland fined $280,000 over crane crash
Australian building giant John Holland was hit with a $280,000 fine for major safety violations after a terrifying crash between a crane and an elevated work platform on a large roadway construction site.
Smith v Brambles Australia Ltd  NSWSC 963
Craig Smith, was operating a Liebherr LTM 1225 crane during a set up operation at the edge of Darling Harbour. He was seriously injured when a part of the crane fell into the harbour and he was thrown some 4 meters to the ground.
Matton Developments Pty Ltd v CGU Insurance Limited (No 2)  QSC 72
This case concerns a refusal by an insurance company to indemnify the owner of a crane for damage caused to the crane when the boom collapsed.
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