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We Believe Innovation Can Save Lives

Crane Risk Logic exists to leverage technology and shared data with risk management to save lives and mitigate risk.

The Power of Data drives three unique Crane Risk Logic deliverables:

1. Innovative Technology

Real time measurement & grading of operator and equipment performance drives safety improvement. And at the same time, CRL technology captures actionable intelligence to contain litigation if incidents occur in your crane operations. CRL Evaluator technology will change the game in crane safety.

2. Shared Learning

Proprietary accident causation data in a shared learning platform provides facts for what did happen as opposed to what could happen to cause crane accidents. Lets take the guess work out for effective shared learning through the power of data.

3. Risk Management

This isn’t your typical safety “routine”. We are authentic in our actions and safety is our top priority. We use accident data and engineered products to protect – protecting your people and your company. We understand risk factors affecting the crane industry.

“We at Bragg Companies are pleased to support Crane Risk Logics efforts in providing new technological advancements involving accident data in our industry. The subject matter expertise by CRL in crane engineering and risk management coupled with vast opportunity to learn from real time proven risk factors through digital learning hub platforms at the Crane Safety Research Lab is of keen interest to us. We are proud to contribute with CRL to these tangible crane risk improvement solutions. Their advanced computing combined with secure data sharing in an interactive forum with other owners, has all the ingredients to change the paradigm in crane safety.”

– Ian Johnson, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and P.E. at Bragg Companies


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CRL is a Global Crane Risk Improvement service provider delivering data science-based consulting integrated with patented technologies for continuous risk improvement in Crane/Construction operations.


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Jim Wiethorn has been involved in the design, construction, and evaluation of residential, commercial and industrial buildings since 1973. His experience has included evaluation and assessment of damage and failure of all construction types and systems, in particular, crane accidents and operations. His construction background includes involvement as a third-generation general contractor in the family business, as well as Certificate of Competency as a General Contractor in Florida, by exam.

Dr. Wiethorn has owned and operated cranes while working in the construction industry and has evaluated over 1,100 crane and rigging failures throughout the United States and abroad. Currently, he serves on the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (“NCCCO”), Tower Crane Committee, and Rigger Task Force Committee dealing with the testing and certification of crane operators and rigging. Additionally, Dr. Wiethorn is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”) B30 Main Committee; and, B30.3, Tower Cranes, and B30.29, Self-Erecting Tower Cranes sub-committees.

In 2018, Dr. Wiethorn received a patent for Securement for Crawler Cranes and System and Method for Use of Same to address large cranes working in heavily congested area. He currently has non-provisional patents pending for Crane Risk Logic; Overhead Power Hazard Identification and Non-Accident Data (Evaluator).. Dr. Wiethorn is a founder of International Crane & Construction Safety Solutions, LLC,. and is currently licensed as a professional engineer in 35 states. He has testified in over 130 trials and 320 depositions and has been named as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 25 News Makers in 2015.


Cunningham is a seasoned crane industry veteran and has successfully founded and operated four separate risk management-based insurance underwriting companies over the past 25 years specializing in the crane and heavy equipment operator industry segments. Cunningham is a highly recognized speaker and author of risk control and litigation containment techniques for crane & construction trade groups and industry publications.

He was one of the founding commissioners of the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators (“NCCCO”) and is a former faculty member of the Construction Safety Council (“CSC”). Cunningham also developed the original Crane Industry Risk Management Support System (“RMSS”) for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (“SCRA”).

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Crane Risk Logic provides leading-edge proprietary analytics services and innovative safety technologies to measurably enhance customer risk management.