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Coalition Wants OSHA to Revise Operator Certification Requirements


October 30, 2014 – 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. CCOS is working to ensure that operator certification requirements in the rule are amended and finalized in a way that provides the highest degree of safety for the construction industry and the public.

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Manitowoc Delivers Cranes for Growing Mexican Petrochemical Market

October 28, 2014 - To serve Mexico's growing petrochemical industry, Grúas Villarreal has taken delivery of a 182-ton Manitowoc MLC165 crawler crane. The machine was purchased by the rental company at ConExpo.

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Using a Crane as Counterweight Reduces Ballast Transport


October 28, 2014 – For erecting the LR 1600/2 crawler crane with long wind power boom systems, Liebherr has developed the innovative concept of using the mast of an LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane as the counterweight. Using the mast significantly reduces the amount of ballast that has to be transported and eliminates ballast handling on site.

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OSHA Issues Enforcement Requirements for Crane Regulation

October 28, 2014 - An OSHA directive was issued last week for enforcing requirements of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.

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HIIG Construction Names President, Chief Underwriting Officer

October 25, 2014 - Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) has named Jonathan Oppenheim as president and chief underwriting officer of HIIG Construction. He reports to Kevin Cunningham, CEO of the construction division.

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Parker Hannifin Introduces Rapid Service Unit

October 28, 2014 - Parker Hannifin has introduced its Rapid Service Unit as a part of its existing Custom Manufacturing Operation. Created to serve the immediate needs of customers when timing is vital, the Rapid Service Unit can turn certain orders for critical fittings, hose-tube combinations and other custom pieces in the same day they are received.

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DICA Helps Provide Safe Setup on the Ground for Future NASA Missions in Space

October 14, 2014 - Whether NASA is employing new technology to launch vehicles into near space or simply lifting heavy components with cranes on the ground, providing a safe setup is essential to the job. Recently, Safety Tech® Outrigger Pads from DICA played a small, but essential role, in two NASA projects.

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Crane Accident: Epping, N.H.

May 5, 2014—A tire blowout caused a truck crane to veer off of a highway and into the roadside woods, where it struck a tree.

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Crane Accident: Terrace, B.C., Canada

March 25, 2014—A construction worker who was part of a crew building power transmission lines died after falling about 85 ft. to the ground from a crane-supported work basket at a work site about 30 miles north of Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.

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