Canada's Transportation Safety Board took the unusual step of warning about a possible defect in a widely used Chinese-made ship cargo crane after a worker was injured in Quebec.
Tests are still being done, but the federal watchdog issued the warning because it believes many similar cranes are in use. The TSB is not aware of any other incidents and does not know exactly which cranes could be vulnerable.
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All crane companies are looking to maximise their capability by reducing gross mass of their cranes so that they can get a better return on their investment.
Rising compliance costs are not helping although incident statistics don't justify the cost.