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Empire Crane Company Is Now an Authorized Tadano Distributor

Jan. 20, 2021 - Tadano America Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced that Empire Crane Company, headquartered in Syracuse, New York, is now an authorized distributor for Tadano cranes in the northeastern United States.

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Omega Morgan Buys Crane Division Joint Venture, Omega Morgan Sarens LLC

Jan. 20, 2021 - Omega Morgan, the Pacific Northwest’s largest provider of heavy equipment moving and industrial services, has officially acquired Omega Morgan Sarens LLC, a crane rental business joint venture of Omega Morgan and Sarens, a worldwide leader in heavy lifting and engineered transport.

The three-year joint venture let Omega Morgan provide crane services to customers across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Customers have since benefited from more than 86 years of combined experience, leading to turnkey solutions for projects of all sizes.

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Liebherr Offers Fast Cable-Extension Boom Option for LTC 1050-3.1

Jan. 20, 2021 – Liebherr now offers an optional boom that extends and retracts through a cable system instead of using the company’s well-known Telematik single-cylinder method.

The Telematik system operates using just one hydraulic cylinder and an internal locking system to telescope individual sections of boom. The telescoping sections are extended easily and automatically to the required lengths using the hydraulic cylinder and are then pinned in place.

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Sure Grip Unveils New Dual-Axis JSC CAN Series Joystick

Jan. 13, 2021 - Sure Grip Controls, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, a subsidiary of Bailey Hydraulics, has unveiled its new JSC CAN Series joystick.

The new dual-axis joystick is designed and manufactured for rugged off-road applications, with IP69K and IP67 sealing and durability testing to more than 5 million cycles or 20 million operations.


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New NCCCO Logo Reflects Expanding Range of Certifications

Jan. 13, 2021 - Reflecting its expanding scope into personnel certifications for those who use load handling equipment other than cranes, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators is transitioning to a new logo.

The phase-in started Jan. 1 and will continue throughout the year.

While the new logo retains the familiar stylized “CCO” with headache ball and hook, the words around the logo have now been removed.

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Software Upgrade Lets Wagstaff's Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 Make Big Lift

Jan. 13, 2021 - Wagstaff Crane Service, Murray, Utah, provided services for installation of a 175’, 125,000-lb. sky bridge at the new Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at Huntsman Cancer hospital in Salt Lake City.

Wagstaff Crane Service was subcontracted to unload, assemble, and set a steel pedestrian bridge on the north-side campus expansion.

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Four Manitowoc Cranes Show Minimal Crawler Wear After Traveling 600 Total Miles

Jan. 13, 2021 - Machine wear on cranes is a significant issue for those working in wind energy applications.

Turbine installation usually requires crawler cranes to travel hundreds of miles in the course of an assignment. That often results in wear in their undercarriages.

But on a project in Texas, where two Manitowoc MLC650 crawler cranes teamed up with two Manitowoc MLC300 crawler cranes, IEA Constructors was delighted to note that all four cranes completed the work with only minimal undercarriage wear, avoiding downtime to replace worn parts.

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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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