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 Tower Crane Inspections

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Third party inspections of Tower Cranes can be critical to workplace safety.

You just rented a new tower crane for your project and the installers hand you a simple, one page document that “certifies” that the new crane they just assembled is ready to work. Are you sure about that? Do you think that the rental company and their installers are the most qualified persons to “certify” their own equipment? Wouldn’t you be better off with an accredited 3rd party?

Barth Crane Inspections is an OSHA accredited inspection firm with decades of experience inspecting tower cranes around the world. We deliver a comprehensive report referencing ASME standards so that you KNOW FOR A CERTAINTY that your tower crane is safe—for the operator, workers and others in proximity to your job site.

Part of our work involves accident investigation services. We often see equipment that should not have passed inspection cause accidents and serious injury, all because the owner or rental company wanted to save a few bucks and rely on an “in house” inspection. Can you put a price on a person’s life? The jury will.

Call us today and discuss how we can help you create a safer, more efficient, job site. You owe it to your business, your customer, your workers, and your conscience to make sure that your tower crane meets all safety standards. Take a look at what we found after installers gave a tower crane a "cleam bill of health." View photos and explanation.

Our tower crane inspections include, but are not limited to:

  • Trolley rollers, tracks, slewing rings and rollers
  • Electrical components
  • Sheaves, brushings and pins
  • Jib backstops (if applicable)
  • Boom hoist brake
  • Guy ropes, pendant lines, cable clips, thimbles and ferrules
  • Load line, trolley line and boom hoist rope (if applicable)
  • Counterweights, supports, brackets
  • All drive components
  • Anchor and tower bolts and pins
  • Proper lubrication
  • All Belts for tension, alignment and chaffing
  • All brakes for adjustment and wear
  • Windows and guards
  • Safety Equipment
  • Hoisting Drum
  • Boom Hoist and Lift Cylinders
  • Rigging hardware and accessories
  • Welds