4 hurt in crash involving crane truck in Cherokee County

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A truck crane wreck in Cherokee County has left four people injured, deputies reported on 15the June. Officials said the accident occurred on Cumming Highway, just east of Arbor Hill Road. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known. It was lucky that the crane driver was able to extricate himself out of the truck’s cabin … Read more

Georgia Ports Authority orders a fleet of 22 Konecranes container cranes

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The Port of Savannah, owned and operated by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the USA, has ordered 7 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 15 Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes. The order is Konecranes’ second largest order ever and it was booked in Q1 2022. The RTG cranes will be delivered by August 2023, and … Read more

Crane out of water after crashing near HRBT

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Nearly two months after a crane crashed into the water at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, officials have completely removed it from Willoughby Bay. The crane “walked off” a barge around 8 a.m. on February 8, per a spokesperson with Hampton Roads Connector Partners, which is overseeing the HRBT expansion project. He said the operator of the crane … Read more

Two people were injured following an incident involving a crane at Whitchurch-Stouffvile

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Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is investigating after an incident involving a crane at a construction site north of Toronto left two people injured. York Regional Police said the incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday (26th March) at a site located near Woodbine Avenue and Stouffville Road in Whitchurch-Stouffvile near Gormley. Two people were … Read more

Construction Worker Died In Newburgh Crane Accident At Strip Mall On Route 300 In Orange County

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A construction worker identified as Lungo Oleg, of Brooklyn, has tragically died in a crane accident at a popular strip mall on Route 300 on 19th March. Orange County police officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday. Lungo Oleg was working at a construction site at a strip mall that is being … Read more

Herc acquires Cloverdale

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US-based Herc Rentals has agreed on the acquisition of Detroit-based rental company Cloverdale Equipment. Details of the transaction have not been disclosed but the deal is expected to close by midyear. Cloverdale operates from four locations – Oak Park /Detroit and Norton Shores in Michigan, Berea/greater Cleveland in Ohio and Bridgeville/ Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania – … Read more

Drill rig collapses, crushing 2 cars on State Street in Salt Lake City

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A crane collapsed and crushed two cars parked on South State Street in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night (15th March), blocking southbound lanes. One person was injured in the incident. Police originally said the crane operator was in serious condition after falling about 20 feet, but on Wednesday the construction company said the drill … Read more

Victims of Seattle crane collapse to receive more than $112 million in compensation

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Three people who were injured and the families of two people killed after a crane collapsed on a Seattle construction site in 2019, will receive $112 million in a settlement, David Beninger, a lawyer for one of the victims told ABC News Tuesday. The crane fell from the construction site which included a Google office building in … Read more

Construction worker alleges crane operator dropped object on top of him

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A construction worker alleges a poorly trained and unsupervised crane operator at a job site in Galveston caused an AC unit to fall on him. Reeko Valdez and Erika Valdez filed a complaint on 6th Jan in Harris County District Court against The Hunton Group, HDP LTD, Hunton Services, HT Financial Corp and Palisade Palms Interests LLC … Read more

Crane recovers bus and vehicles from collapsed Pittsburgh bridge

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Ten people were injured when a snow-covered Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed on Friday morning, 28th Jan, hours ahead of a previously scheduled visit to the city by President Joe Biden to discuss infrastructure. No fatality nor life-threatening injuries have been reported in the incident. Recovery took place three days later on 31st Jan … Read more

Worker hit by crane bucket dies at Tallyrand Dock

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A man was killed while working on a shipping vessel in the Tallyrand neighbourhood on 2nd Jan 2022, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at 1915 Wigmore Street and JSO responded to a fatal industrial accident at a marine terminal around 1 pm. The deceased was already found dead on board a … Read more

First Enerpac JS-500 jack-up system in the US at Engineered Rigging

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When President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law last month, he destined an already booming construction industry to reach new heights.  Before the passing of the bill, ResearchandMarkets.com projected, “The construction industry in the United States is expected to grow by 15.6% …in 2021.” With the US government’s recent hefty investment in civil … Read more

Konecranes to modernize four polar reactor cranes for major US power utility

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Konecranes was chosen for a $58.6 million modernization project for a major power utility in the United States. The utility has two polar reactor cranes in two different facilities that are in need of upgrades due to plant extensions. The customer is looking to increase lifting capacity and update the controls to variable frequency drives … Read more

Crane rescue cargo plane at Merrill Field Airport

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A cargo plane experienced engine trouble after departing Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last Wednesday morning (8th Dec), prompting an emergency landing at Merrill Field Airport near downtown, an official from the National Transportation Safety Board said. The TransNorthern Aviation Douglas DC-3 landed with wheels upon runway seven around 10:40 a.m., said Clint Johnson, president … Read more

Grove GMK5250XL-1 for NessCampbell

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US crane rental company NessCampbell has taken delivery of the first 250 tonnes Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain in the northwest. Supplied by distributor Western Pacific Crane & Equipment, the five-axle GMK5250XL-1 features an eight section 78.5 metre main boom topped by an 18-metre bi-fold swing-away extension that can be extended to 33.5 metres with additional … Read more

CraneWorks to Acquire Midwest Crane Repair in St. Louis

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CraneWorks, Inc., North America’s premier crane sales, service, parts, and rental dealer, is excited to announce the acquisition of Midwest Crane Repair, LLC. When the deal officially closes on January 4, 2022, Midwest Crane Repair will be rebranded as CraneWorks St. Louis and becomes the company’s ninth nationwide location. Founded in 2002, CraneWorks consistently expanded … Read more

Groves gets 14 new Grove RTs

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Texas-based Groves Equipment Rental has ordered 14 new Grove Rough Terrain cranes from local distributor MGX Equipment Services, which has been working with Groves since the 1990s. The new cranes will replace 10-year-old Grove Rough Terrains, ranging from the RT540 to RT890, with the 51 tonne GRT655, 100 tonnes GRT8100 and 120 tonnes GRT8120. The … 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

GMK5250XL-1 for Mansfield

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US rental company Mansfield Crane Service has taken delivery of a 250 tonne Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain crane. The five-axle GMK5250XL-1 features an eight section 78.5 metre main boom topped by an 18-metre bi-fold swingaway extension that can be extended to 33.5 metres with additional inserts. The crane is the first Grove all-terrain model to … Read more

LOGISTEC USA orders two Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes

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Leading North American terminal operator LOGISTEC USA Inc. (LOGISTEC) has ordered two new eco-efficient Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for their terminal at the Port of Manatee in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. The order, booked in August, will be handed over by February 2022. LOGISTEC operates 80 terminals in 54 ports across North … Read more

TNT Crane & Rigging purchases new Demag AC 700-9 from CraneWorks

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Demag all-terrain crane dealer in North America, CraneWorks Inc., has sold a unit of Demag AC 700-9 to crane company TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. The nine-axle all-terrain crane is the largest ever sold by CraneWorks. TNT chose the Demag AC 700-9 because of the numerous safety and operational improvements. One highlight is the crane’s … 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