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We are very please to announce the following winning submissions for the 4th Annual CraneBlogger 2013 Photo Contest. Congratulations to all the winners and the runner up photo submissions.
We look forward to what creative shots will be submitted in next year’s photo contest.Coolest Crane Photo Winners
1st Place – Pablo Doniz
2nd Place – Zach Prentis
3rd Place – Trevor Lehouillier
Coolest Tower Crane Photo Winners
1st Place – Aaron Cromarty
2nd Place – Aaron Cromarty
3rd Place – Trevor Lehouillier
Wildest Crane Photo Winners
1st Place – Jerame Lee
2nd Place -GGR Group
3rd Place – Trevor Lehouilllier
All the first place winners have been contacted and have won article announcements in Crane & Rigging Hotline as well as a Liebherr model crane.
Thank you to all of those who voted and submitted photos for the contest. The contest was a lot of fun and the submissions helped us all see the creative and fun world of crane work.
Until next year.
The CraneBlogger Team
Three men working on a facade had to be rescued from a boom lift on Monday in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The machine, a Genie S-85, owned by Hertz Equipment, is said to have malfunctioned, however it was very apparent that the unit, which has a capacity of 227kg was overloaded – given that three large men were in the platform along with tools pointing mortar and a fair number of bricks.
The three men were trapped in the lift
The incident occurred at a height of around nine meters and fire fighters used an aerial ladder to reach the three and remove them from the platform. The lift was then brought down and the bricks removed. No one was hurt in the incident.
The men are rescued with a fire ladder
The fire department said that it is logging the incident as a near miss and noted that the three were not wearing any form of safety equipment, including harnesses. They will not be reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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A four axle All Terrain crane overturned yesterday on the D-149 near Cognac in South West France.
The crane was apparently travelling normally on the busy road when another vehicle overtook and then braked hard, causing the crane driver to swerve. The crane, a Grove owned by Bordeaux based H.Moreau which also has a depot in Cognac, went up onto the verge which was soft due to heavy rain and then went over as the ground gave way. The operator suffered a serious fracture to his arm, but no one else was involved or hurt.
The overturned crane
The crane was due to be recovered yesterday evening but was still lying on the verge as the light faded.
With many parts of Europe experiencing a good deal of rain, operators need to take extra care when travelling on smaller roads, dozens of All Terrains flip over like this ever year, causing huge inconvenience and costs. Not to mention the chance of injury.
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