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Free Webinar: How to Build Safer Crane Operators with Simulation Based Training

Work site incidents are not always the result of mistakes made by rookie operators. Complacency is the enemy. Take complex jobsites, out-of-date information, and poor habits, and you've got a perfect storm of risk.

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Scheuerle SPMT Drives Venezuelan Refinery Project Forward

October 21, 2016 - In the Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Belt, the expansion of La Cruz refinery is steadily progressing. As part of the Deep Conversion Project, the operating company Petroleos de Venezuela SA has been expanding the oil production in the state of Anzoátegui since 2014. Support has been provided by ALE, who recently added another 118-tonne module to supplement refinery construction activities using the Scheuerle self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT). 

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OSHA Updates Workplace Safety Recommended Practices

October 21, 2016 - OSHA has released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers improve safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. They feature a new, easier-to-use format and should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses. 

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ITI Webinar to Feature Buckner-Developed Ground Stabilization Technology

October 21, 2016 - The next Showcase Webinar hosted by Industrial Training International (ITI) will feature a case study on new technology that addresses the stabilization of ground for mobile crane work and permanent structures. Earthloc, developed by Buckner Heavylift Cranes, could very well be a game changer when it comes to ground stabilization issues, according to ITI. 

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Goldhofer Combination Rescues Columbian Mining Excavator

October 21, 2016 - Collecting an old front-shovel excavator from the grounds of a mine in northern Colombia could hardly have been more challenging: The engine of the O&K RH 120-E mining excavator had given up the ghost and could not be repaired on site, stranding the 250-ton monster atop of a pile of earth. The mining company turned to heavy-haul specialist Boom Logistics to collect the excavator and transport it to the repair shop with the help of a Goldhofer 12-axle THP/SL heavy-duty combination. 

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Tandemloc Adds Diametral Tongs to Product Line

October 18, 2016 - Tandemloc Inc. has added the AR12 Series diametral tongs to its product line. The tongs range in capacities up to 3,000 lbs. with a 14 in. in maximum diameter. The tong’s diameter can also be customized per the customer’s individual requirements.

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Peerless Industrial Group Unveils New Logo

October 18, 2016 – Peerless Industrial Group Inc., manufacturer and supplier of chain, overhead lifting, cargo control, and traction products, has a new corporate logo.

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Crane Collapse – Kansas City, Kan.

October 2016 - Fire crews initiated a heavy rescue when a worker was trapped after a lattice-boom crane collapsed and fell near railroad tracks.  

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Crane Collapse – Stewartsville, Mo.

October 2016 – No one was injured when a mobile crane, lifting a rotor to be attached to a 500-ft. tall wind turbine, collapsed and fell over at a 97-turbine wind farm called the Osborn Wind Energy Center.  

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