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Columbus McKinnon Launches Heavy-Duty Crane Hook Product Line


June 29, 2015 – Columbus McKinnon Corp. has launched a line of heavy-duty crane hooks which includes both single and double configurations with capacities up to 1250 metric tons. The line is comprised of standard forged hooks, hooks with extended shafts, custom-designed hooks, complete hook suspensions, and high-quality machined and un-machined products.


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Zurich Celebrates 125 Years in the Surety Business


June 29, 2015 - Zurich Insurance this month is marking the 125th anniversary of Zurich Surety, the first nationally operated and longest continuously operating surety provider in the United States. Founded as the Fidelity Loan & Trust Co. of Baltimore City in February of 1890, in June of 1890 the name was changed to the Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland (F&D).


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Barnhart to Purchase Sicklesteel Cranes


June 29, 2015 - Barnhart has agreed to purchase Sicklesteel Cranes Inc. of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Pacific Tower Crane, an affiliated company of Sicklesteel. With 50 employees and a fleet of 56 cranes, Sicklesteel will continue to operate under its name and will have full access to Barnhart's national network of equipment, engineers, and branches.  


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Liebherr Adds 250-Tonne, Five-Axle Crane to Product Offerings

June 23, 2015 - Last week at the Liebherr Customer Days event in Ehingen, Germany, the crane company unveiled the new 250-tonne LTM 1250-5.1 all-terrain crane. The five-axle crane builds on the success of the LTM 1220-5.2, offering a maximum load capacity from the available weight of a five-axle mobile crane. It is also the third crane model offered by Liebherr that uses its single-engine concept.

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Manitowoc and Alimak to Co-Develop Tower Crane Elevators

June 23, 2015 – During a customer event this week, Manitowoc announced it has teamed up with Alimak-Hek to co-develop new operator elevators for use on Potain’s full range of top-slewing tower cranes, including traditional, flat top, luffing jib and special application models.



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Reach-All Platforms Adds Insulated Rotating Jib Boom Basket Attachment


June 22, 2015 - Reach-All Platforms LLC has added an insulated rotating jib boom personnel basket attachment for cranes to its product line. The CraneMate insulated attachment connects to the boom tip and can allow workers to wrap around objects and get closer to the work surface or maneuver around objects to remove tree branches or work on the blind side of power poles or transformers without dangerous lean over or gaps.

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OSHA Includes Crane Rule in Updated Regulatory Agenda

June 22, 2015 - In the U.S. Department of Labor's Spring 2015 publication, OSHA has included the Crane Operator Qualification in Construction in its updated regulatory agenda. The rulemaking will identify criteria for employers to follow to ensure their crane operators are completely qualified to operate cranes safely on construction work sites. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is scheduled for December 2015.

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Struck by Crane - State College, Pa.

June 2015 – OSHA is investigating a fatal accident on the Penn State campus in which a crane operator was killed when he was struck by the crane he was disassembling.

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Tipover – Philadelpia

June 2015 – A worker was injured when a crane tipped over and trapped him during a tree-trimming job.

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