Company owner could face prison
Wed, 27/08/14 – 8:46 | No Comment

The owner of a property development company could face over six years in prison and a $1 million fine after an employee was killed while using a boom lift to trim trees last year. The company was already fined almost $92,000 in April.

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Crane rolls on mountain road
Tue, 26/08/14 – 8:16 | No Comment

An All Terrain crane rolled over onto a verge yesterday near Saint-Pons-de-Thomières in Southern France to the north west of Beziers.

Crane rolls on mountain road 1The crane rolled as it took the bend and strayed onto the verge
Crane rolls on mountain road 2

It was fortunate that the crane did not roll any further

The crane, a three axle unit owned by crane rental company Hugon, was travelling down the steep D-907 road through the Haut Languedoc Regional Park, strayed on to the grass verge and rolled onto its side but fortunately did not continue down over a drop onto the road further down the mountainside.
Crane rolls on mountain road 3

The recovery begins

Two cranes were called in to complete the rescue and the road was, we understand re-opened later in the day. The crane driver suffered some minor scrapes and bruises.
Crane rolls on mountain road 4
Back on the road again

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http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/20867/

Liebherr 1000 EC-H Tower Cranes
Wed, 20/08/14 – 7:42 | No Comment
Liebherr 1000 EC-H Tower Cranes

Since its successful launch of the 1000 EC-H at the Bauma 2013 in Munich, the largest standard crane in the EC-H series has been proving its worth in prestigious projects around the world.

Crane recovers plane
Tue, 19/08/14 – 8:14 | No Comment
Crane recovers plane

A mobile crane was called in this weekend to remove an aircraft from the Links Air fleet that crash landed at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, UK.

Popular Rigging Handbook Now with Metric References
Mon, 18/08/14 – 10:41 | No Comment
Popular Rigging Handbook Now with Metric References

Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook. Rigging, by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the …

What training do you need?
Thu, 14/08/14 – 7:52 | No Comment
What training do you need?

The other day I was asked “what training do you need to drive a crane?”. While this might seem a simple question with a simple answer, it is actually a good deal more challenging.

Crane Monitoring System Available
Wed, 13/08/14 – 8:39 | No Comment
Crane Monitoring System Available

Industrial Video and Control (IVC) is now offering the CZ-3041-1 crane monitoring system.

New training company
Tue, 12/08/14 – 8:08 | No Comment
New training company

A new lifting related training company, SWL Training has been established in the UK by Kevin Bennison.

Learn about multi-crane lifts
Fri, 8/08/14 – 8:26 | No Comment
Learn about multi-crane lifts

As technology has improved and cranes continue to get larger many lifts made in the past with two or more cranes are now being made with just one.

Overhead Crane Plays Role in James Webb Space Telescope Project
Thu, 7/08/14 – 8:24 | No Comment
Overhead Crane Plays Role in James Webb Space Telescope Project

Carpenter Crane Hoist worked with Midwest Cleanroom Associates to install lifting equipment that met a variety of criteria, the most notable being the design of a crane that wouldn’t contaminate the lenses on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Fassi to launch HD loader crane
Wed, 6/08/14 – 8:05 | No Comment
Fassi to launch HD loader crane

Fassi is to launch a new 80 tonne/metre heavy duty loader crane at the Lastbil industrial vehicle trade fair in Elmia, Sweden, later this month.

Top Trainer Sponsors Named
Tue, 5/08/14 – 9:10 | No Comment
Top Trainer Sponsors Named

Crane & Rigging Hot Line announces that key organizations in the crane and rigging industry have signed up to sponsor the 2014 Top Trainer program.