12 CRR-NY 23-3.4NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 12. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CHAPTER I. INDUSTRIAL BOARD OF APPEALS
SUBCHAPTER A. THE INDUSTRIAL CODE
PART 23. PROTECTION IN CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION AND EXCAVATION OPERATIONS
SUBPART 23-3. DEMOLITION OPERATIONS
12 CRR-NY 23-3.4
12 CRR-NY 23-3.4
23-3.4 Mechanical methods of demolition.
The use of a swinging weight attached to the line of a crane boom, clamshell bucket, power shovel, bulldozer or any other mechanical device or equipment for the purpose of demolishing a building or other structure or any remaining portion thereof shall be in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) Height limitation.
The building or other structure or any remaining portion thereof shall be not more than 80 feet in height above the ground, grade or equivalent surface.
(b) Structural stability.
Walls, chimneys and other parts of any building or other structure shall not be left unsupported or unguarded in such condition that such parts may fall, collapse or be weakened by wind pressure or vibration.
(c) Zone of demolition.
(1) Where a swinging weight is used in demolition operations, a zone of demolition with a radius of at least equal to one and one-half times the height of the building or other structure or any portion thereof being so demolished shall be maintained around the points of impact. Where a swinging weight is used, the supporting cables shall be of such length or shall be so restrained that it is not possible for the weight to swing against any other building or structure than the one being demolished.
(2) Where a clamshell bucket is being used in demolition operations, a zone of demolition shall be maintained within 25 feet on both sides of the line of travel of the bucket.
(3) Where other mechanical devices or equipment are being used in demolition operations, a zone of demolition shall be maintained in the area into which the building or other structure or any portion thereof may fall. Such zone of demolition shall equal at least one and one-half times the height of the building or other structure or any portion thereof above the ground, grade or equivalent level.
(4) Only persons essential to the operation of the demolition devices or equipment shall be suffered or permitted to enter any zone of demolition.
(5) Substantial barricades constructed and installed in compliance with this Part (rule) shall be erected wherever there is likelihood of any person entering a zone of demolition other than the persons essential for operation of the demolition devices or equipment.
(6) The controls of any mechanical device or equipment used in demolition operations shall be located and operated a safe and reasonable distance from the point of demolition.
12 CRR-NY 23-3.4
Current through April 15, 2021
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