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Indianapolis Crane Operator Dies- What More Could Be Done?

By John Daly on October 03, 2013

Indianapolis Crane Operator Dies- What More Could Be Done? Mitchell Ray Morgan, 25, was killed in a crane accident  on Friday when the crane truck he was operating flipped over on him.  Your Indiana construction accident lawyer recently  completed a similar case involving a power company employee who died when the crane  he was working near tipped and he was crushed under the load. Both of these deaths could have been prevented using an interlock device that does not allow the crane to be operated until the outtrigger stabilizers are in place. This technology is 50 years old, and is similar to that in your car when you cant shift into gear without putting your foot on the brake. This prevents children from accidentally putting the car into gear and rolling over someone. The cost for an interlock device is about $100 and should be standard equipment if there is a tip over hazard. Hopefully IOSHA will look into this aspect of Morgan's needless death. 

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