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Nov. 22, 2006

L&I completes visits to 13 tower-crane sites

TUMWATER — Following last week’s advisory to tower-crane companies, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) visited all 13 tower-crane sites in Bellevue on Tuesday.

During the site visits, inspectors checked to see if employers and crane operators were performing the inspections that are required by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

L&I does not perform crane certification inspections. However, state safety regulations require crane companies to adhere to ANSI requirements, which include frequent and periodic inspections and annual certification.

During the 13 site visits, inspectors reviewed the daily inspection logs and maintenance records, ensured that a professional engineer designed and approved the structure design, confirmed that load testing had been done, interviewed crane operators and observed and photographed the base and tower of the cranes.

“We found that crane companies throughout the city of Bellevue have been taking their responsibilities seriously,” said Lorne Sanford, compliance administrator for L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Last week’s advisory was also sent to tower-crane industry representatives across the state.

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For media information: Elaine Fischer, L&I, 360-902-5413 or nele235@LNI.wa.gov

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