Barth Crane Inspections, LLC   |   Summerville, SC   |   (843) 871-8877

The Barth Crane Network

Accident Investigations

Tom Barth has built an excellent reputation with legal firms across the country for his expertise as a crane accident investigator and expert witness. With his vast experience as a crane operator and inspector, Tom assesses cases quickly and accurately and delivers concise answers to complicated questions. His lifelong commitment to crane safety gives him a unique perspective on the industry.


Accident Investigation
Accident Reconstruction
Expert Testimony
Crane Inspections
Tower Crane Inspections


Crane Operator Training
Safety Inspections
Load Testing

Barth Crane Inspections

Our comprehensive and certified crane inspections are available for most crane types and models including tower cranes, mobile cranes, crawler cranes and overhead cranes. Our crane inspections create a safer work environment, reduce maintenance and repair costs, ensure regulatory compliance and provide a detailed inspection record for your business.

Barth Crane Inspections, LLC. is an accredited inspection firm with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We have decades of experience operating and inspecting all types of cranes. We deliver a 10- to 15-page custom report with photographic evidence and referencing ASME standards, so that you know for a certainty that your new crane is safe for your workers and the people often living, working, and commuting near your jobsite. (Click here to view photos and brief explanations of some basic inspection criteria.)

Depending on the type of crane, our inspections include, but are not limited to:

  • Controls and Instrumentation
  • Cab Windows, Doors, Access
  • Structural Components
  • Bolts, Rivets, Pins, Fasteners
  • Fire Extinguishers and Other Safety Gear
  • Belt and Chain Guards
  • Outriggers
  • Bearings, Gears, Pins, Shafts, Rollers
  • Hydraulic System
  • Pneumatic System
  • Power Plant
  • Chain Drives
  • Slewing Units
  • Indicators
  • Hoisting Drum
  • Boom Hoist and Lift Cylinders
  • Rigging hardware and accessories
  • Sheaves
  • Tires
  • Welds