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what happens if you are in the cockpit of your crane and a storm pick up ?

looking to become a crane operator after highschool

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Rich’s Answer

I’ve had this from the other side trying to land a piece of pipe in a rack 40 feet up in the air. The operator dropped the pipe to the ground and we tied his crane off to it. Very sketchy
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Juan’s Answer

Usually by the time the storm gets to the work site the storm is being monitored. You will secure the cranes per manufacturer instructions if severe. If its lightning, most of the time you'll sit in buildings or lunch rooms until lightning passes. If its wind, you may be sent home from work. If its rain, usually they also wait till it passes.
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Gabriel’s Answer

When construction projects have cranes working on site the weather needs to be monitored by safety personnel, if there is a storm coming up they will warn the operator with plenty of time so he can set up safety measures on the equipment and get to safety. You are not forced in any way to expose yourself to dangers, if the conditions aren't safe then you just wait until the danger passes.

A bit more of info so you needn't be worried: Construction companies hate job accidents since it may cost them time and money, and in some cases may face legal repercussions.

Gabriel recommends the following next steps:

You need to undergo training and a big deal of your own safety depends on you. Use common sense and don't get cocky at work.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the advice. caden
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