Operator jailed two years after crane kills one person in Japan

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In July last year, at a construction site in Iwakuni City, he was accused of negligent fatalities in business, alleging that he operated a crane that overturn with the safety device released and killed the driver of the underlay truck. At the trial, the prosecutor’s office sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment, saying, “It was … Read more

Yoshinogawa City and Prefectural Crane Cooperative Conclude Agreement

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Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima Prefecture and the Tokushima Prefecture Crane Cooperative have signed an agreement to supply large heavy machinery for the restoration of bridges and roads in the event of a disaster. At the signing ceremony held at Yoshinogawa City Hall on the 25th, Mayor Takashi Harai and Mayor Shingo Igai of the Prefectural Crane … Read more

Manitowoc appoints G Machinery as new Grove distributor in Japan

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Manitowoc appoints G Machinery as new Grove distributor in Japan The company has already sold and delivered a 150 t capacity GMK5150L-1J and a 250 t capacity GMK5250XL-1J. As part of its ongoing drive to strengthen its presence in Asia, Manitowoc has announced the appointment of G Machinery as its new distributor for Grove all-terrain … Read more

Mobile crane collapsed in a densely populated residential area in Tokyo

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On the morning of the 16th November, at a demolition worksite in a residential area in Kita-ku, Tokyo, the rough terrain crane working on-site suddenly collapsed and turned upside down.  Fortunately, no one was injured, but it has not been removed, and more than 10 households in the area have been evacuated. Around 10 am … Read more

Roughter’s Boom hit oncoming goods truck in Sapporo

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The boom of the mobile crane is stuck right next to the truck. A security camera captured the moment of the accident that occurred in Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, Japan on the 3rd of December. Around 7:00 am morning, a rough terrain crane collided with a truck at Yonesato 2-3-chome, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, and the boom struck and … Read more

Crane recovers derailed train in Tokyo

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The earthquake that occurred about 10.41 pm on 7th October, it has caused one of the Metro’s trains on Nippori-Toneri Liner to be derailed. The Nippori-Toneri Liner is an automated guideway transit system between Nippori Station in Arakawa and Minumadai-shinsuikōen Station in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. … Read more

8 Worse Crane Accidents You Should Know In July/August 2021

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1. Fatal Crane Accident in Canada 3rd July 2021 – A man has died due to a crane collapsed involving a crane on the site in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The man, Corey Philips, 52, was declared dead at the scene. RIP. He was an employee of North Steel and was working under the main contractor … Read more

Crane operator killed as rough terrain overturned in Tokushima, Japan

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Around 1 pm on the 5th of July, a rough terrain crane overturned in Yoshinogawa City, on a village road in Sanagochi Murakami.  The crane operator was taken to a hospital in Tokushima City but was confirmed dead about an hour later. Causes of death include head injuries. According to the Tokushima Central Police Station, the … Read more

Tadano’s Big Move On Future Strategies

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Following the exit of its European companies from administration, Tadano has announced the next steps in its plans, with the long term aim to become the leading mobile crane manufacturer. The announcements come shortly after Koichi Tadano handed over the chief executive’s role to Toshiaki Ujiie, to become group chairman. Roughters to penetrate European market … Read more

No More Demag Brand Under Tadano Product Ranges

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Among a raft of changes at crane manufacturer Tadano, the company announced on 7th April it will drop the Demag brand and amalgamate the product ranges. As part of its strategy to again become the worldwide leader in the lifting equipment industry, Tadano acquired Demag from Terex in 2019. It is working “to bring the … Read more

Tadano leadership change hands. New CEO Announced.

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Tadano has announced that chief executive Koichi Tadano, 66, will move to a new role as chairman from the start of April. Toshiaki Ujiie, 59, will take over as chief executive having served as chief operating officer since joining the company as a new senior executive at Tadano. Toshiaki Ujiie started with Tadano in April … Read more

11 Worse Crane Accidents You Should Know In January/February 2021

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2021 has been a new year and all countries are getting recovery from the economy. As the crane industry gets busy, there are more accidents happening around the world. We will cover them here today. 1. Unstable tower crane at Atlanta, Georgia 19th Feb 2021 – A Terex hammerhead tower crane was to be dismantled … Read more

First CC8800-1 under Tadano Demag brand in Japan

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In July this year, Japan’s Aichi Prefecture crane rental company, MIC Co., Ltd, has took delivery of its fourth Demag CC8800-1 crawler crane. With this order, MIC has the distinct honor of purchasing the first crawler crane for the Japanese market since Tadano acquired Demag in 2019. Celebrating their 60th anniversary in business this year, … Read more

Crawler collapse in Fukuoka

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It was reported by various Japanese media that a crane accident has happened in Fukuoka on 12th September during noon time. The crane operator has succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead three days later in the hospital due to severe head injuries. The incident happened at Daimyo Korechi, Daimyo 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka where … Read more

HSC launches new crawler crane SCX550-3

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Sotiris Kanaris visits Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes’s (HSC) Nagoya plant and learns about the company’s vision. With a site area that spans 110,000sqm and a floor area of 46,000sqm, the Nagoya plant has been the centre of the company’s manufacturing line for nearly six decades. At this facility, HSC manufactures lattice boom crawler cranes … Read more

HSC’s held fourth dealer conference

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Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes (HSC) hosted the fourth edition of its bi-annual dealer conference in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in November. Representatives of 17 dealers, including five new dealers, participated in the conference. The first day of the conference opened with the welcome speech by Shogo Yokoyama, president of HSC.  After the welcoming speech, the … Read more

Liebherr sold Earthquake-proof self erectors to Cranetal Noda

Japanese crane company Cranetal Noda, part of the Noda Crane Group, has taken delivery of five Liebherr 53 K/J fast-erecting tower cranes. The 53 K/J has a maximum lifting capacity of 2.8 tonnes and a radius of up to 40 metres. The crane has seven possible hook heights, between 15.8 and 31 metres, as well … Read more

Fatal roughter crane incident in Japan

A crane overturned yesterday morning on a construction site in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, in Japan, killing one and injuring six others. The incident occurred at the site of a new homeware store as construction workers were arriving for work with many of them sitting in their cars as they prepared for the day. The crane, … Read more

Shimizu Begins Construction of the World’s Largest Self-Propelled SEP (Self-Elevating Platform) Vessel

Shimizu invested an estimated 50 billion yen for the world’s largest Self-Elevating Platform (SEP) vessel that is capable of transporting and crane to install ultra-large-scale offshore wind turbines. Construction of the vessel started in August 2019. Shimizu plans to bring in orders for the construction of offshore wind farms, a market estimated to be over … Read more

Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed at Kobe Steel site, killing two people

A brand new 1,250 tonne Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th 2018 at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The crane fell over at the Takasago Works manufacturing facility of Kobe Steel Ltd, killing two people, injured two others, crushed vehicles and damaged buildings. The Kobelco 16000 … Read more