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What type of Insurance for my Crane and Rigging Business?

 A collapsing crane on a busy Seattle, Washington street broadcast on news sites is one example of the enormity of risk involved in related construction business. Notwithstanding vehicle damage and traffic gridlock, the resulting injuries and loss of life places associated insurance coverage at the forefront.

Related: spotlight on scaffolding risks

As depicted in this particular tragic episode, those involved in crane and rigging contracting, face the possibility of terrible accidents that could cause immense financial pain or ruin when called to task. An associated insurance program can cover the full spectrum of a mishap:

  • Bodily injury

  • Personal injury

  • Property damage

  • Loss of utility usage

  • Data loss

  • More

In view of the immense exposure the heavy construction industry is up against, liability limits are high. Additionally, commercial umbrella policies should be in place.

The following contractors are eligible for related insurance coverage:

  • Crane operators

  • Derrick operators

  • Riggers

  • Steel erectors

  • Millwright contractors

For the answers to any crane or related contracting business, speak to the experienced professionals at Prime Insurance Agency.


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Summary: The heavy construction industry involved in crane and rigging operations faces exceptionally high exposure to risks. An all-inclusive insurance program covering the perils can protect related business.