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UK fatalities continue to fall
Friday, 31 Oct, 2014 – 8:43 | No Comment
UK fatalities continue to fall

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released figures which show the number of people that sustained fatal injuries whilst at work in Britain has fallen for the second consecutive year.

How many people can you get on the hook?
Tuesday, 28 Oct, 2014 – 8:33 | No Comment
How many people can you get on the hook?

A reader has sent us a video clip of part of the opening ceremony at this year’s Nanjing Youth Olympics, which involved a large mobile crane. The video has to be seen to be believed.

Mountain climbing crawler
Monday, 27 Oct, 2014 – 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?
Friday, 24 Oct, 2014 – 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.

Bigfoot Crane Co. Acquires Eagle West Cranes & Equipment
Thursday, 23 Oct, 2014 – 8:03 | No Comment
Bigfoot Crane Co. Acquires Eagle West Cranes & Equipment

Bigfoot Crane Company Inc., Abbotsford, British Columbia, reports it has acquired Eagle West Cranes & Equipment Inc. This is a separate company and acquisition from East West Truck & Crane Inc., which was purchased by TNT Crane & Rigging in August.

Tower crane compromised
Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014 – 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.

Radio remote saves operator
Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014 – 8:03 | No Comment
Radio remote saves operator

Power to the small town of Pfalzdorf, Germany was cut when a loader crane struck an overhead power line.

New Tier 4 Hitachi
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014 – 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.

Tree work takes another crane
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014 – 10:40 | No Comment
Tree work takes another crane

Here is another example of a crane overturning while helping remove a tree, this time in Largo, Florida, on Sunday.

Crane tip in New Zealand.
Tuesday, 14 Oct, 2014 – 8:19 | No Comment
Crane tip in New Zealand.

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