Crane makers want more time to meet emissions regulations
Fri, 30/01/15 – 8:51 | No Comment

Mobile crane producers including Liebherr and Terex are lobbying Brussels for more time before they have to meet the proposed Stage V emissions regulations.

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CICB Expands Rigger, Signal Person Certification Training
Fri, 30/01/15 – 9:07 | No Comment

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau  has expanded its national certification training/exam programs to Oklahoma, Louisiana, CICBWyoming, Georgia, and South Carolina, in order to meet demands for certified riggers and signal persons.

CICB provides a  preparatory training program designed to prepare and enable the student to successfully complete the NCCCO written and practical exam administered during the program. The certification is designed to ensuire that employees working with cranes are skilled and knowledgeable. Goals of this program include reduced risk of loss and accidents, more consistent training, and expanded job opportunities for those who work in and around cranes.

Author: Construction News: Crane Rigging

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http://www.cranehotline.com/articles/7075/cicb-expands-rigger-signal-person-certification-training/

Liebherr to Debut 5-Axle Mobile Crane
Mon, 26/01/15 – 9:46 | No Comment
Liebherr to Debut 5-Axle Mobile Crane

Liebherr will be showing its new 160-tonne mobile crane LTM 1160-5.2 at the Intermat 2015 in Paris, France. This crane on a five-axle chassis was presented to the public for the first time at the …

Coalition Wants OSHA to Revise Operator Certification Requirements
Fri, 31/10/14 – 8:58 | No Comment
Coalition Wants OSHA to Revise Operator Certification Requirements

Ten construction industry organizations today launched the Coalition for Crane Operator Safety (CCOS), a group dedicated to the swift revision and finalization of the crane operator certification requirements within the OSHA Cranes & Derricks in Construction rule.

Mountain climbing crawler
Mon, 27/10/14 – 8:33 | No Comment
Mountain climbing crawler

Swiss rental company Clausen Kran has driven its new 60 tonne Liebherr LTR 1060 telescopic crawler crane to the top of an Alpine mountain to work on the one of the highest railway tunnels in the Alps.

What Can a Crane Pick Up?
Fri, 24/10/14 – 8:29 | No Comment
What Can a Crane Pick Up?

We came across this short promotional video for a children’s book on cranes. It is so charming we felt it ought to go into the video library.

Tower crane compromised
Wed, 22/10/14 – 8:14 | No Comment
Tower crane compromised

Around 100 people were evacuated from their homes yesterday in the Evere suburb of Brussels, Belgium, after the foundation of a newly erected tower crane was seriously compromised.

New Tier 4 Hitachi
Tue, 21/10/14 – 11:16 | No Comment
New Tier 4 Hitachi

Hitachi Sumitomo is preparing to launch its new 80 tonne SCX800A-3 crawler crane, with a low emissions Tier IV power unit. The first two units destined for Europe have been ordered by NRC Plant – Hitachi Sumitomo’s distributor for the UK.

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

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

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.