Safety Awards 2012

New Zealand’s McLeod Cranes has won a Department of Labour sponsored award for the best safety initiative by a small business. The award, one of 11 that are presented annually, was for the way the company responded to a near miss. In the words of the award...

Jaso Launches J360 Tower Crane

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Jaso has announced a new tower crane for sites where space is restricted.   The J360 was unveiled at the Intermat construction equipment exhibition in Paris, France on 16 April. Maximum capacity is 18 tonnes and the longest jib is 60...

How Does A Crane Can Reach The Top Of A Skyscraper?

Perched above New York City’s skyline, two tower cranes are piecing together the new One World Trade Center, which just became the city’s tallest skyscraper. How do those cranes get up there? By using their own hoisting power to make themselves taller....

SOUTHWORTH, Elevating Workers Platforms…

Southworth offers Elevating Worker Platforms for assembly or maintenance operations where large structures, such as aircraft or manufactured assemblies, must be accessed at varying heights. These custom designed worker platforms eliminate the risks and the hassles...

OSHA Fines Company After Fatality!

The occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a New Hampshire construction company $167,000, attributing the proposed fines to safety violation standards which resulted in a worker falling to his death from scaffolding. MacMillan Co., Inc. had hired...