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Preventing Lifting Point Failures

Lifting Point Failure Prevention Bulletin

A lifting point is used for attaching rigging so an item can be lifted to height. When a lifting point fails, it can result in a serious injury or fatality to workers on a construction site.

Recently, a crane on a BC construction site was lifting a prefabricated panel when the lifting point failed. The panel fell 40 feet to the ground, striking and fatally injuring a worker below.

This WorkSafe BC bulletin provides best practices to employers, suppliers, manufacturers, crane operators, riggers, and prime contractors for preventing lifting point failures.

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