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Cincinnati Council Passes Stricter Crane Operations Regulations

April 27, 2016 – Attributing the move to two local crane accidents, the Cincinnati city council unanimously passed tightened crane operator regulations. Under the new rules, operators must be certified and those who work around crane operations must undergo safety training.  

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All New Hiab Equipment to be Connected by 2018

April 26, 2016 – Hiab announced at Bauma its vision to have all new Hiab equipment connected by 2018. Urbanization will inevitably make cities more crowded, meaning that Hiab customers have more loads to manage in less time and in tighter spaces, said Roland Sundén, president. The company’s goal, he said, is all new equipment be able to communicate with other systems and devices by 2018 “so that our customers get to enjoy the benefits of connectivity.” 

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SC&RA Opposes Cincinnati’s Crane Rules Modifications

April 26, 2016 - Earlier this month, SC&RA wrote to John Cranley, mayor of Cincinnati, to express concern about a proposed ordinance modifying the Cincinnati Building Code concerning crane operations. SC&RA noted some of the proposed regulations are overly onerous and impractical to modern-day crane operations without any substantiated benefit to safety.


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Crane Industry Services Seeks Employers to Participate in Trade Up Labor Pipeline

April 26 2016 - Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) and its partners announce Trade Up, a new skilled labor supply pipeline for contractors. Specializing in preparing workers for most skilled trades in crane operation, construction, heavy industry, and manufacturing, the Trade Up program is part skills-gap assessment, part coordinated training, and part recruitment effort. 

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves Again in April

April 26, 2016 - The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the April 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) last week. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market increased for the second consecutive month to 59.1, an increase from the March index of 51.6. 

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Buckner to Host Third Lift & Move Career Event

April 26, 2016 - The third Lift & Move USA moves to Graham, N.C., and will be hosted by Buckner Cos. The event promotes careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries and aims to inspire and educate the next generation of drivers, mechanics, welders, operators, and riggers. 

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Empire Sells Third Wolffkran to Titan Crane

April 26, 2016 - Empire Crane Co. accepted a purchase contract for a Wolffkran 355B from Titan Crane & Rigging during Bauma. This is the third Wolffkran tower crane purchased by Titan, of Staten Island, N.Y. Empire became an authorized Wolffkran dealer for the United States in early 2015. 

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Dropped load – Doral, Fla.

April 2016 - Two workers on a multi-story garage construction project were injured when they were apparently struck by a concrete beam that fell from a crane. 

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Dropped Load – Forest Park, Ill.

April 2016 – A chain-reaction accident left one worker seriously injured and thousands without power.  

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