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Rigger's licences revoked in NYC
William Rapetti, the rigger responsible for erecting a tower crane that collapsed in March 2008, has had his tower crane licences revoked in New York, USA
Deadline looms for BC crane operators
Crane operators in British Columbia, Canada, must have a valid operator's certificate by 28 February 2011, warns WorkSafeBC
Crane accident investigation guide from SC&RA
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has published its Crane Accident Investigation Guide after two years of planning and preparation
EN 13000 rated capacity limiter questionnaire
As part of the response to controversy surrounding rated capacity limiters in the new EN 13000:2010 European Standard, ESTA and FEM have issued a questionnaire surveying owners' experience with cranes delivered since 1 May 2010
No bungee jumping from mobile cranes
A couple of times every year the question of bungee jumping from mobile cranes is raised. Is it allowed or not?
Coast Crane files for bankruptcy protection
USA-based lifting services giant Coast Crane has initiated Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection proceedings, but hopes to emerge a stronger company
Hugh Pratt discusses the USA's new crane safety standard 29 CFR 1226.550
High voltage expert Hugh Pratt on the USA's new crane safety standard
EN 13000:2010 amendment
Mobile cranes delivered new in Europe since 1 May have changes to the operator's controls as a result of the 2010 amendment to the EN13000:2004 standard
Amending EN 13000 - rated capacity limiters for mobile cranes
One of the most interesting and important debates at the World Crane and Transport Summit in October centred on an amendment to the European EN 13000 mobile crane standard regarding rated capacity limiters. EUAN YOUDALE reports
EN 13000 cranes amendment expected in 2010
An amendment to the EN 13000 Cranes - Mobile Cranes European standard for safe crane operation is expected by 2010
OSHA publishes Cranes and Derricks proposed rule
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in the US published the proposed Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule in the 9 October 2008 edition of the Federal Register
Ohio DoT changes permit policies and fees
The Ohio Department of Transportation in the US is modernising and standardising many aspects of its permit process for vehicles carrying oversize, overweight and over-dimensional loads
Judge halts enforcement of crane safety law
A judge in Florida, US, has issued an order to temporarily halt enforcement of portions of a tower crane safety ordinance passed by the Miami-Dade County Commission in April 2008.
NYC accident investigation continues
The city of New York City Department of Buildings in the US is investigating the cause of a tower crane accident that killed two workers on 30 May 2008. According to news reports, the investigation could slow down or halt construction projects with tower cranes in Manhattan until the machines are determined to be operationally safe.
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