Crane and Rigging Safety Award winners announced by SC&RA

By D.Ann Shiffler03 May 2021

Each year, SC&RA recognizes individuals and companies across the U.S. and Canada who practice crane and rigging safety and meet specific criteria.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced the 2021 recipients of its Crane & Rigging Safety Awards. Each year, SC&RA recognizes individuals and companies across the U.S. and Canada who practice crane and rigging safety and meet specific criteria. 

This year, 17 SC&RA member companies received a Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Award for having no recordable accidents:

A Crane Rental, LLC – Dravosburg, Pa.

A&A Machinery Moving Inc. – Morrisville, Pa.

ARS Contracting, Inc. – Plainfield, Ill.

Bollmeier Crane – Madison, Ill.

CJ Drilling, Inc – Dundee, Ill.

Connelly Crane Rental Corp. – Detroit, Mich.

Dobson Industrial, Inc. – Bay City, Mich.

Emmert International – Clackamas, Ore.

Gatwood Crane Service, Inc. – Arlington Heights, Ill.

Hill Crane Service, Inc. – Long Beach, Calif.

Maximum Machinery Moving – Tempe, Ariz.

Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd. – Acheson, Alberta, Canada

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul – Acheson, Alberta, Canada

Peninsula Crane & Rigging/Art Alger, Inc. – San Jose, Calif.

Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. – Bolingbrook, Ill.

Taylor Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Coffeyville, Kan.

Waggoner Equipment Rental LLC – Wood River, Ill.

Twenty-eight SC&RA member companies received Crane & Rigging Safety Awards due to their superior safety records, achieving an incident rate of less than or equal to 2.1 plus an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 1.0 or less:

A Crane Rental, LLC – Dravosburg, Pa.

A&A Machinery Moving Inc. – Morrisville, Pa.

ARS Contracting, Inc. – Plainfield, Ill.

Bay Crane Service – Long Island City, N.Y.

Bollmeier Crane – Madison, Ill.

BOSS Crane & Rigging – Longview, Texas

Bragg Companies – Long Beach, Calif.

CJ Drilling, Inc – Dundee, Ill.

Connelly Crane Rental Corp. – Detroit, Mich.

Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.

Dobson Industrial, Inc. – Bay City, Mich.

Emmert International – Clackamas, Ore.

Fagioli, INC. – Manvel, Texas

Gatwood Crane Service, Inc. – Arlington Heights, Ill.

Hill Crane Service, Inc. – Long Beach, Calif.

Imperial Crane Services, Inc. – Bridgeview, Ill.

Maxim Crane Works, L.P. – Wilder, Kentucky

Maximum Machinery Moving – Tempe, Ariz.

Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd. – Acheson, Alberta, Canada

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul – Acheson, Alberta, Canada

Padgett, Inc. – New Albany, Ind.

Peninsula Crane & Rigging/Art Alger, Inc. – San Jose, Calif.

Phoenix Crane Rental – Mableton, Ga.

Southern Industrial Constructors, Inc. / Southern Crane – Raleigh, N.C.

Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. – Bolingbrook, Ill.

Taylor Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Coffeyville, Kan.

TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas

Waggoner Equipment Rental LLC – Wood River, Ill.

Four SC&RA member companies earned a Crane & Rigging Safety Improvement Award by reducing their incident rate compared to the previous year’s contest entry:

Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.

Maxim Crane Works, L.P. – Wilder, Ky.

Taylor Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Coffeyville, Kan.

TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas

New in 2021, the Rigger Safety Award was presented to riggers who exhibit exemplary work achievements. Winners this year total 18 individuals and represent eight member companies:

Barnhart – Memphis, Tenn.: Jeremy Smith

BOSS Crane & Rigging – Longview, Texas: Josh Dollahite

Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.: Patrick Aucoin, Jr., David Fontenot, Jerry Allen Ihle, II, Cade St. Romain, John Winston, Jr.

MATCOM – Vaughan, Ontario, Canada: Tony Lamanna

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging – Portland, Ore.: Eric Moen, Chris Wentland

PSC Crane & Rigging – Piqua, Ohio: Matt Applegate, Dan Holt

Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. – Bolingbrook, Ill.: Robert Pizur

TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas: Matthew Goudeau, Mario Ramirez, Hiram Reardon, Julio Silva, John Wilson

Lastly, 54 individuals, representing 12 member companies, received Crane Operator Safety Awards. This award is presented to certified crane operators who exhibit exemplary work achievements by accumulating 10,000 consecutive man-hours and, within that time, recording zero incidents or accidents:

BOSS Crane & Rigging – Longview, Texas: Seth Moore

Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc. – Milwaukee, Wis.: Brett Szyskiewicz, Darren Alsum, Rick Binder

Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.: Josh Fowler, Justin Vidrine, Anthony Moseley, Garrett Williams

Dutcher-Phipps Crane & Rigging Company – Monahans, Texas: Jacob Mata, Daniel Nottingham, Luis Rosales

Hill Crane Service, Inc. – Long Beach, Calif.: Eugene Eppard, Russell Garrett

JJ Curran Crane Company – Detroit, Mich.: Collin Campbell, Pat Farr, Jim Warrington, Trever Weber

L.R. Willson & Sons – Gambrills, Md.: Larry Gobely, Steve Meyett

Mountain Crane Service – Salt Lake City, Utah: Brent Adams, Riley Allen, Jacob Evans, Jens Helquist, Kasey McGee, Matthew Mitchem, Jared Neeley, Trent Poulsen, Heyden Robinson, Jeff Skewes, Chase Sorochuk, Clay Woolsey, Beau Worthen

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging – Portland, Ore.: Andy Ames, Jerry DeRuyter, Collin Pfeifer

PSC Crane & Rigging – Piqua, Ohio: Ed Swaggerty

TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. – Houston, Texas: Phillip Barraco, Rodney Bordedlon, Christopher Breaux, Darryl Breland, David Bush, Jason Cazenave, Colvin Gaines, Michael Hudson, Brandon Lozano, Danny Martinez, Jason Oncale, Adam Pelicano, Gregory Portier, Manuel Rivera Jr., Jeremy St. Pierre, Charles Stroup, Paul Watkins

Waggoner Equipment Rental LLC – Wood River, Ill.: Mike Stelbrink

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