Crane Safety Issues At Desalination Plant

Cranes Hoists and Slings trainingA cracked crane has caused the evacuation of Victoria desalination plant.

Over a hundred employees of Thiess Degremont were sent home with pay, after the crack was detected in the pumping station.The crack was found to be located in the weld on a tower crane. Workers were sent home since there weren’t any other activities that they could accomplish while the crack existed.

Claims of mismanagement against Thiess Degremont have been blamed for the crack. Workers have claimed that they have waited three weeks for tools to be delivered when they could have simply bought them locally.

Because of the crack, a job that would normally take 10 minutes will now take two days while parts are delivered.

Unions have indicated that other incidents of mismanagement have caused three month delays.. Meanwhile, the company has fired 160 workers for low productivity.

The company has denied that mismanagement is the reason for lack of productivity.

Source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/crane-crack-sends-wonthaggi-desal-plant-staff-home/story-fn7x8me2-1226147251527
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