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Safety Pros Open Registration for 2019 Conference

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December 12, 2018 - Registration is open for the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals.

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Park Ridge, Illinois, expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries to its Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. The event takes place June 9-12 at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Safety 2019 will connect workplace safety and health professionals to new ideas and each other. It will offer the industry’s richest networking experience and expose attendees to best practices, industry trends, and the latest product innovations.

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Single-Line Guiding System Makes Wind Turbine Work Safer

December 12, 2018 - Liebherr Cranes, Ehingen/Donau, Germany, says its new single-line guiding system (SLGS) makes wind turbine erection safer by stabilizing rotor blades and eliminating the need for people, vehicles, or winches on the ground to hold taglines. Liebherr also says that the new SLGS reduces the space required for the lifting process.

The new system is available for the LR 1750/2 and LG 1750 lattice boom cranes.

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A1A Software Now Accepting Nominations for Lift Plan of the Year Competition

December 12, 2018 - A1A Software LLC, Fernandina Beach, Florida, developer of 3D Lift Plan and iCraneTrax lift planning and business management tools, announces the 2018 Lift Plan of the Year Competition. The awards program is for companies that use A1A Software’s 3D Lift Plan as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning, and documentation.

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Select Crane Sales Hires Pitre as Branchburg Service Manager

December 12, 2018 - Select Crane Sales has hired Karl Pitre as service manager at its recently opened Branchburg, New Jersey, facility. 

Pitre has years of experience in the crane industry as a parts manager and branch manager servicing all brands and types of cranes. He has extensive experience scheduling service techs, researching proper parts, and maintaining equipment for sale and rent.

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Meritor, Manitowoc Cranes Form Strategic Supply Agreement

December 7, 2018 - Meritor Inc., Troy, Michigan, and The Manitowoc Company Inc., Milwaukee, have formed a strategic supply agreement under which Meritor will deliver multiple drivetrain products and solutions including planetary axles to the crane manufacturer.

Meritor products will be featured on several crane types across Manitowoc’s extensive portfolio. "As the mobile crane market continues to strengthen, this agreement positions Meritor as a key supplier to support crane production under Manitowoc’s Grove brand," said Joe Muscedere, vice president, Off Highway, Specialty & Defense, North America for Meritor. “It also reinforces our commitment to invest and expand our position in off-highway markets.”

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Dana Launches Electrified e-Hub Drive

December 7, 2018 - Dana Incorporated has introduced a fully integrated electro-mechanical drive system for heavy-duty construction and mining applications that leverages Dana’s portfolio of vehicle electrification technologies.Although Dana unveiled its new Spicer Electrified with TM4 eSH81 e-Hub Drive at the recent Bauma China trade show in Shanghai, China, the company says the product is available in North America and can be used in rubber-tired gantry cranes, also called straddle carriers.

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Ed Bell Construction Adds New Link-Belt 75RT

December 7, 2018 - Ed Bell Construction Inc., of Dallas, has been paving with concrete in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex since 1963.

In the early 2000s, Bell expanded its range of work to include bridges, using its existing fleet of 50-ton rough terrain cranes.

In the second quarter of 2018, Ed Bell Construction increased its lifting capacity by buying a 75-ton Link-Belt 75RT rough-terrain crane to handle the larger, heavier loads seen in modern road and bridge work. The purchase also was Bell’s first step in modernizing some of its aging crane fleet.


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Worker Hospitalized After Crane Collapse in Fort Lauderdale

May 3, 2018 - Emergency crews rushed a worker to the hospital after a crane fell on him in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning.

Officials say the piece of equipment fell just after 9 a.m. at a building located at 1850 South Ocean Lane.

Crews were able to get the man free and take him to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert, but would not release details about his injury or how the crane fell.

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2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

,Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

Jaree Fortin, a spokeswoman for the city of Galveston, says investigators are trying to determine the reason the crane toppled over at Pelican Island on Wednesday morning. Fortin says foul play is not suspected.

The two were already dead when emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Authorities have not released the names or other details about the victims.

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