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Construction company raises safety standards for cranes
When the construction industry was rattled by a series of deadly accidents this year, Hunt Construction Group ratcheted up its safety standards for tower cranes.
The Scottsdale-based firm plans to call in state safety officials each time they construct a tower crane on an Arizona construction site, said Michael Gausden, an executive vice president for the company.
The firm tested the policy in July, when it built the tower crane for the $900 million CityScape project in downtown Phoenix. Eventually it could expand to all Hunt construction sites in the West, he said.
A series of deaths has put the issue in the spotlight. A March 17 accident in New York killed seven people, and other deadly accidents have hit construction sites in Texas, Miami and Las Vegas.
"It was a wake-up call," said Jay Kelso, a 45-year-old Phoenix resident and tower-crane operator who's working on CityScape. This week, the crane is erecting a 27-story office high-rise, one of several towers planned for the three-block project.