ANALYSIS OF CRANE ACCIDENT

The accidental toppling of a crane to be used in the fuel shuffle of the NSS Savannah from a pier at Todd Shipyards Corporation in Galveston, Texas, prompted this report. The paper's purpose is: first, to report the events surrounding the crane accident, and second, to evaluate the replacement crane. A lower tower with a heavier frame and conversion to D.C. diesel electric power were safety features of the replacement crane. A safety feature on the replacement crane not present on the original crane is a shorter boom with a more acute angle from the horizontal.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper includes the independent engineering study conducted by Bernard Johnson Engineers, Incorporated, of Houston, Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1966

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Todd N-8
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM