Crane Falls on Occupied Portable Restroom

A construction site accident could have had dire consequences. Do you take proper precautions when servicing work sites?
Crane Falls on Occupied Portable Restroom

Last week a crane on a construction site near Michigan State’s campus in East Lansing fell sideways, crushing an occupied portable restroom. Luckily the man inside wasn’t badly hurt; the crane landed on a backhoe so it didn’t crash all the way to the ground. The story would probably have had a different ending if it had.

The man made it safely out of the restroom after the crane fell. He was taken to the hospital but had only a few minor injuries and was released. 

There are always inherent dangers to look out for when working around construction equipment. What precautions do you take when servicing units on construction sites? What are the best strategies for placing and servicing restrooms on work sites? 



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