Articles tagged with: crane industry news
Ongoing HSE investigations into incidents involving the collapse of tower crane jibs has highlighted the importance of maintaining and inspecting tower crane slew brake release mechanisms.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Power to the small town of Pfalzdorf, Germany was cut when a loader crane struck an overhead power line.
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.
Here is another example of a crane overturning while helping remove a tree, this time in Largo, Florida, on Sunday.