Crane Safety Hearing

The House Commerce & Labor Committee and the Senate Labor Commerce, Research and Development Committee held a joint hearing on crane safety. The hearing comes after a high profile collapse of a crane in Bellevue and several other cranes had problems as well.

Legislators are investigating the need for crane operator licensing, increasing crane inspections before and after assembly, more frequents inspections during operations, and other steps to increase crane safety. AIA/WA is working with our coalition partners in the engineering and construction organizations to monitor this bill’s progress.

Legislation has not been introduced on this topic, but stakeholders testifying at the hearing pledged to work cooperatively toward ideas to improve crane safety.

Go to www.tvw.org and enter "crane safety" in the search engine to listen to the hearing.

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