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MyCrane Begins Testing Universally Accessible Selector Tool

Nov. 24, 2021 MyCrane, the global digital platform for searching and selecting cranes, has begun testing a new, universally accessible crane selection tool which will be offered free to the lifting industry.

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Crosby BlokCam Earns LEEA Best Innovation Award

Nov. 24, 2021 - The Crosby Group recently won the prestigious LEEA Best Innovation Award 2021 for its Crosby BlokCam crane camera system.

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Never a Better Time to Become a Crane Operator

Nov. 24, 2021 - Whether it’s because of high wages, increased opportunities, or the ability to handle loads being easier than ever before, there may never have been a better time to be — or become — a crane operator.

As of May 2020, it’s estimated that over 44,000 positions nationwide were either filled or available, paying on average $30.77 per hour.


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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Higher in November

Nov. 18, 2021 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s November 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) reports that the market’s overall confidence has risen from 61.1 in October to 64.6 in November.

The report is a qualitative assessment of the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector.

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Heavy Equip. Colleges, NCCCO Foundation Launch Award for Vets

From left: Albano, Brent

Nov. 17, 2021 - The NCCCO Foundation and the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) have launched  a new program that recognizes top-performing military veterans.

The new program was announced at the Sixth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications held on Veterans Day in Arlington, Virginia, and hosted by the NCCCO Foundation.

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Franna Rolls Out Minemaster Pick-and-Carry Cranes

Nov. 11, 2021 - Franna, a global leader in the design and manufacture of pick-and-carry cranes, recently unveiled the Franna Minemaster range, a series of pick-and-carry cranes that have lifting capacities ranging from 17 USt to 44 USt and come fully ready to work in mining applications.

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LR 1700-1.0 Crawler Crane Replaces LR 1600/2 in Liebherr Lineup

Last LR 1600 leaves factory

Nov. 11, 2021 - The 660-USt LR 1600/2 crawler crane is being removed from the Liebherr crawler crane product line after 223 of them have been delivered to customers in the past 13 years.

Its successor, the LR 1700-1.0 has already been launched.


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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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