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Tower crane freefall incident: the importance of inspection and preventive maintenance on gear boxes

This bulletin is based on a near-miss lifting incident with a tower crane, whose rigging equipment suddenly fell to the ground without warning, due to a broken gear in the gear box. Content focuses on the importance of inspection and preventive maintenance on tower crane gear boxes in the construction industry.

Publication Date: Aug 2016 File type: PDF (65 KB) Asset type: Safety Bulletin Reference: WS 2016-08