Comansa helps join together two Philippines Island

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Two Comansa 21LC660 tower cranes are working on the construction of the cable-stayed bridge which will join Cebu City and Mactan Island in the Philippines, a location repleted with logistical challenges. Comansa tower cranes ensure that even the most complex bridge construction projects are a resounding success. On this occasion, thanks to the tower crane manufacturer’s vast experience and the … Read more

Seven Raimondi tower cranes at work for the Middle East’s premier student accommodation complex

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Five MRT294s and two ER240s were deployed at Nest, part of Arada’s Aljada megaproject in Sharjah. Raimondi Middle East deployed seven cranes for the construction of Nest, an integrated student complex located at the Aljada megaproject in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. Developed by Arada, Aljada is one of the largest and most complex job sites in … Read more

Top Crane Accidents & Recoveries In November/December 2021

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1. Tower Crane overturned in Southern Germany A tower crane collapsed on a job site in Gemmingen, near Heilbronn in southern Germany, last Monday (1st Nov), damaging a truck parked nearby. The tower crane, which appears to be a well-used self-erector with counterweighted cruciform base, was lifting a concrete panel on a new low rise … Read more

Wolffkran debut WOLFF 8076 Compact

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According to the European Architectural Barometer, every third construction project in Europe uses prefabricated parts. A trend with significant implications for the tower crane industry calling for higher capacity cranes. WOLFFKRAN’s answer to this is its new WOLFF 8076 Compact. The latest member of the WOLFF pack has a maximum jib radius of 80 meters … Read more

Tower crane overturned in Neutraubling

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A tower crane overturned on 16th December in Neutraubling, near Regensburg, Germany, seriously injuring two tower crane erectors. The crane, a Wolffkran WK 122 SL, with a counterweighted base is owned by the contractor Jager Bau, and was working on a new leisure centre in the town which was almost completed. The crane was being … Read more

Top Crane Accidents & Recoveries In September/October 2021

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1. Crane rolled off cliff, killing two in Taiwan It was reported on 23rd September, a 130-tonne truck crane had a brake failure and rolled off the road into the cliff. While the crane was in its motion, it hit a passenger vehicle nearby, killing a mother and daughter in the car. The incident happened … Read more

Namyangju Tower Crane accident is due to human errors

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The Homeland Safety Administration (President Park Young-soo) announced on the 22nd December that the tower crane accident that occurred at the apartment building construction site in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do on 14th October was found to be caused by non-compliance with work procedures and negligence in equipment inspection and management. This accident occurred when the tower crane’s … Read more

Comansa tower cranes help build bridge between Cebu-Cordova

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Two Comansa 21LC660 flat-top tower cranes are working on the construction of a cable-stayed bridge that will join two islands in the Philippines. The cranes are configured with an 80-metre boom. The bridge, named the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, will join popular tourist destination Cebu City, the second-largest city in the country, with Mactan Island, where … Read more

Crane collapse in northern Italy’s Turin kills 3

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A 4-axle mobile crane and a tower crane has collapsed on a street in the northern Italian city of Turin, killing three construction workers and injuring passersby Saturday, firefighters and news reports said. Two of the workers died at the scene and their bodies were extracted from the twisted blue metal, firefighters said in a … Read more

Migrant Worker Passes Away After Crane Accident In Singapore

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Last Saturday (11 Dec), a construction worker from Bangladesh, Isalm Robiul, passed away due to an accident at HomeTeamNS Bedok clubhouse worksite. At the time of the accident, the steel bars were being lifted by a tower crane, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) told The Straits Times. The fatal incident occurred at a worksite in … Read more

Tower Crane Collapsed In Bangkok, Killing One

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Police will call the engineer in charge of a condominium construction site in for questioning after a tower crane collapsed there last Tuesday morning, killing one person and injuring two others, in Bang Po, Samut Prakan province. The crane fell on top of an adjacent row of rented rooms.  Pol Capt Chakthong Khaammaphol, deputy investigation … Read more

Potain MCT 565 cranes to lead development on two new prestigious projects in Singapore

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The contractors on each project have trusted Potain and Manta Equipment for years to deliver their onsite lifting needs For these projects, the crane’s high capacity combined with jib lengths from 50 m to 65 m were key considerations in their selection. There are currently eight Potain MCT 565 tower cranes split among two high … Read more

Potain MCT 88 and MDT 189 cranes construct Maximall Pompeii tourist hub in Italy

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Italian real estate developer Gruppo Irgenre has deployed five Potain MCT 88 topless city cranes and two Potain MDT 189 top-slewing tower cranes to construct the new 200,000 m2 Maximall retail and leisure complex close to the archaeological site of Pompeii in Italy. The MCT 88 cranes are assembled at heights between 21 and 31.5 m … Read more

Upwardly mobile: becoming a crane operator has never been such a rewarding career option

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Latest U.S. figures on crane operator salaries show a national annual wage of $64,000, while the top 10% can earn over $117,000/year. The most lucrative states to work in are evenly distributed across the country and employment opportunities are increasing rapidly. 79 percent of the students enrolled in operating courses at Heavy Equipment Colleges of … Read more

Spira erects 25 t capacity Potain MDT 569 tower crane in just two days for KIT lab construction project

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German construction equipment rental company Spira Baugeräte und Schalungslogistik has deployed its new Potain MDT 569 tower crane at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where it will handle large, prefabricated elements for the construction of two new laboratory buildings over the course of 17 months. The customer required a crane to lift 15 t at … Read more

Firefighters rescued an injured worker from a tower crane

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A worker who injured his leg while working 70m above the ground in a tower crane was rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers on Friday evening (Nov 12). Specialists from SCDF’s elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Dart) and firefighters from the Central Fire Station were alerted at about 8.45 pm and deployed to … Read more

Bronson Crane takes First Igo T 99 for N. America

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US-based sales and rental company Bronson Crane has purchased the first Potain Igo T 99 self-erecting tower crane to arrive in North America. Launched in June, the six-tonne T 99 has a maximum jib length of 48 metres and a 1.2-tonne jib tip capacity. With the jib in the horizontal position, it has an under … Read more

Comansa overcomes the logistical challenges for the Indian railway project

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A Comansa 21CM550 tower crane is working on the construction of the first cable-stayed railway bridge in India, which is considered an engineering wonder. A 25-ton 21CM550 tower crane is working on the construction of Anji Khad Bridge, the first cable-stayed railway bridge in India, 331 metres above the river. This is a milestone project for the Indian railway and it’s viewed … Read more

Manitowoc invests significantly in European Potain tower crane factories

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Over the last three years, Manitowoc has made considerable investments in its Potain tower crane factories in Charlieu and Moulins in France, Baltar in Portugal, and Niella Tanaro in Italy. The investments include new buildings and extended production areas, new production lines with automated welding, custom tooling, and redesigned processes. Implemented under The Manitowoc Way business operating … Read more

Zoomlion Makes World’s Largest Tower Crane That Can Lift The Equivalent of 300 Cars

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On the 25th of October, a ceremony was held at Zoomlion’s Changde tower crane smart factory to celebrate the rolling off of the world’s largest tower crane – W12000-450. According to Zoomlion, a Chinese manufacturer based in Changde, Hunan Province, construction projects are getting taller and wider, and parts are getting heavier, which is why … Read more

Tower Crane overturned in Southern Germany

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A tower crane collapsed on a job site in Gemmingen, near Heilbronn in southern Germany, last Monday, damaging a truck parked nearby. The tower crane, which appears to be a well-used self-erector with counterweighted cruciform base, was lifting a concrete panel on a new low rise residential building when it overturned, coming down between the … Read more

2 new cranes to be erected at deadly Kelowna crane collapse site

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More than three months after the catastrophic collapse of a tower crane at a Kelowna, B.C., construction site claimed the lives of five people, two new cranes will be erected at the deadly crash site on Tuesday. Mission Group, the developer behind the Bernard Block project, released a statement Friday stating that it is working with Emry … Read more

Potain’s leading MCT 385 topless crane gets an upgrade

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Potain is launching two new MCT 385A cranes; updates to the popular MCT 385, the first topless model from the company’s plant in Zhangjiagang, China The upgraded models boast a number of improvements in working height, lift capacity and load curve The newly engineered 75 m jib shows greatest improvement at longer jib lengths while … Read more

Irish Cranes installs two of four Raimondi cranes in Dublin city centre

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Raimondi agent of Ireland, Irish Cranes & Lifting, recently erected two flat-top tower cranes as part of a four-crane package on the College Square job site. Located in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, College Square is a mixed-use development that will include both residential and commercial space spread over a 21 storey tower. The four … Read more

Potain Lift Solutions tackles challenging Tanzanian power station project

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A joint venture between The Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric enlisted the help of Potain Lift Solutions for a challenging job constructing a dam and powerhouse at the new Julius Nyerere Hydropower Station in Tanzania. Potain’s expertise in providing customized products, such as for dams and bridges, gave the joint venture the trust and … Read more

BKL deploys five Potain cranes for “In den Sieben Stücken” residential construction project

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BKL Baukran Logistik is using five Potain tower cranes to construct a new residential development in Hannover, Germany, with 160 housing units. BKL chose the cranes for their reliability, compact dimensions, and quick and simple assembly. Equipped with the CCS crane control system, the cranes lift loads more efficiently and effectively. At “In den Sieben … Read more