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Got plans for what you're going to do at the end of this shift?
So did these people.
A worker was tack welding shell plating on a unit while the crane was moving other steel plates. The steel plate was struck, broke loose, and fatally crushed the welder.
KNOW HOW TO DO IT RIGHT.
THEN DO IT RIGHT!!
Two riggers were helping a mobile crane operator unload steel. One of the riggers paused to talk with a supervisor. Unfortunately, the rigger was standing inside the swing radius created by the movement of the counterweight. Shortly after the discussion ended, the crane swung around and fatally crushed the rigger.
Expect the unexpected. Play by the rules.