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Crane Accident Investigation

Cranes, literally, do the heavy lifting for Australian Industry. The past 15 years have seen great advances in crane lifting capacity, mobility and control systems. From Construction to Mining, to Wind Power, almost every corner of heavy industry has enjoyed the benefits of cranes lifting more efficiently, effectively and precisely.

Unfortunately when crane accidents happen the consequences are usually severe, in both human and financial costs. Our knowledge of site practices along with our modelling and simulation abilities can help you discover the root cause of an incident.

Our Crane Investigation Capabilities

Our crane accident inspectors employ Root Cause Analysis techniques in our inspections, similar to those of TapRoot incident investigation, or ICAM incident investigation.

This allows us to systematically examine the events leading up to an incident and for our investigators to identify the cause and contributing factors. Both the TapRoot incident investigation and the ICAM incident investigation methodologies work but vary depending on the circumstance under which we’re working with. Our forensic engineering-based methodologies have proven to be effective in many forensic engineering consulting issues.

What We Can Do For You…

FIELD Engineers possess the necessary skills to fully investigate any crane accident or incident:

  • Experience in root cause analysis
  • Trained in forensic engineering investigation
  • Provide expert witness reporting
  • Examination of the events prior to an incident and contributing factors
  • Knowledge and understanding of site practices and procedures


A thorough investigation into any accident or incident is necessary to help prevent recurrences and to demonstrate to authorities and others that appropriate remedial action has been or is being taken.

When faced with a crane accident we have a complete range of engineering, analytical and metallurgic skills for you to draw on along with our expert investigation techniques. These will help determine the cause of the problem allowing you to avoid this situation in the future.

Our Experience

Our experienced engineers have been trained to present findings in a professional, credible manner.  This specialised training has been effective in many crane accident investigations throughout the industry and allows the investigator to prepare a fully credible report and present the findings in court as an expert witness

FIELD Engineers has conducted investigations on behalf of insurers, loss adjusters, statutory bodies and plant owners.