Hoisting is a way to lift or lower heavy loads into a precise location at a construction site, and even though hosting is one of the most common acts that a construction worker performs, it can be responsible for devastating injuries. Any failure in the chain, driver, rope, cord, line or pulley can result in tragic or even fatal accidents.
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Hoists include hand chain hoists, ratchet lever hoists, trolleys, air chain and air rope hoists, and electric chain and electric wire hoists. The risks associated with the operation of mobile cranes are documented, but these risks are not as commonly associated with overhead crane and hoist operation.
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Between 1992 and 2004, 136 workers died in the United States in accidents related to overhead crane and hoist operations. And according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9 fatalities occurred in 2004 alone.
If you are working at a construction site, you should take the following precautions to avoid a materials hoist injury:
- Do not use hoisting equipment for lifting people.
- Do not leave suspended loads unattended.
- Do not pass a load over workers.
- Do not tip a load because it will become unstable.
- Do not exceed a hoist load limit.
- Do not insert the point of a hook in the link of a chain.
- Do not leave slings dangling from the load hook. Sling hooks should be placed on the sling ring when carrying a load.
- Do not hammer a sling into place.
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Inspecting construction hoists is critical to safety: A hoist that is not properly maintained is dangerous. If you were injured in a hoisting accident, it is important that there be a record of the following:
- Detailed inspection schedule.
- Manufacturer's recommendations.
- Inspections for wear and damage of hooks, ropes, brakes and limit switches.
- Defective equipment that is removed and properly replaced.
- Safe load limit postings.
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