Pupils invited to watch as skyline changes
Tue, 14/10/14 – 7:50 | No Comment

At the end of school term, some of the students from Brechin High School got the opportunity to go onto the building site of the new community campus to see the tower crane being built.

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Crane tip in New Zealand.
Tue, 14/10/14 – 8:19 | No Comment

An overturned mobile crane closed down a construction site this morning in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Thankfully no one was injured when the Kato CR-250 Rough Terrain city crane went over on the site of a new office complex in Victoria street being built by contractor Ganellen.

The crane is apparently owned by Thermosash, a specialist glazing and façade supplier and was lifting panels into place when it tipped. The crane was properly set up in the street and the base looks uncompromised, suggesting the overturn was caused by some form of overload.

Crane tips in N. Zealand

The overturned crane

WorkSafe New Zealand is working with the contractor to determine the cause of the incident. The roads around the site were due to be closed this evening after the rush hour in order for the crane to be recovered.

Author; Unknown

Source:

http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/21197/

Bridge build for Sennebogen
Thu, 9/10/14 – 9:18 | No Comment
Bridge build for Sennebogen

Russian construction company BaltMostStroy used its Sennebogen 7700 crawler crane to help build an 800 metre bridge in Russia.

Tower death wish
Fri, 3/10/14 – 8:06 | No Comment
Tower death wish

Spotted earlier this week in Kickburton, near Huddersfield, two builders with a scaffold tower arrangement that completely ignores any safety measures.

Contractor faces $168,000 fine
Thu, 25/09/14 – 8:02 | No Comment
Contractor faces $168,000 fine

Boston based electrical contractor Mass Bay Electrical Corporation is facing a $168,000 fine following the fatal overturn of a truck crane.

Floating forward
Fri, 12/09/14 – 9:53 | No Comment
Floating forward

The use of floating cranes, automation technology and heavy lift cranes that can turn any port into a heavy lift port are having a major impact on the way that dockside lifting is being carried out.

All terrains ready for the world
Thu, 11/09/14 – 8:37 | No Comment
All terrains ready for the world

Different requirements around the world are influencing the design of all terrain cranes.

Another bridge bashed
Tue, 9/09/14 – 7:59 | No Comment
Another bridge bashed

A driver who forgot to stow his loader crane was injured yesterday near Murten (Morat) Switzerland after he struck a bridge on the A1 highway to the west of Berne.

Manitowoc Employees Raise $10,000 for ALS
Mon, 8/09/14 – 8:22 | No Comment
Manitowoc Employees Raise $10,000 for ALS

Manitowoc Company employees from across the nation participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, raising $10,000 for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

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

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

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.