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6 Essential Crane Safety Tips

Did you know that there were 297 total crane-related deaths reported from the period of 2011 to 2017 (an average of 42 per year)? And over half of the crane-related deaths were related to workers being hit by some object or equipment, particularly a falling object or equipment.  That’s why it’s so important to have

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Cranes

A Guide to Overhead Crane Maintenance

Since 2011, there have been over 40 crane-related deaths per year in the United States. Many more people working with overhead cranes have suffered life-altering injuries on the job site. One way to reduce the likelihood of crane-related accidents is to keep the equipment in good condition at all times. The lack of proper inspections

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Gantry Cranes

Gantry Cranes: Everything You Need to Know

With urbanization on the rise and manufacturing capacity increasing, the need for gantry cranes will rise by about six percent per year. While the COVID pandemic has reduced the rate of new construction projects, demand should recover in both public and private sector projects. An overhead gantry crane can improve the productivity of a shop or yard

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Jib Cranes

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Jib Cranes

Do you want to know all about jib cranes and how they work, but maybe don’t know where to start? We’re the crane experts here at Shannahan Crane and Hoist. Jib cranes may seem complicated at first but in this ultimate guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about them. What Are Jib Cranes?

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Ceiling Mounted Bridge Crane
Bridge Cranes

10 Tips for Using Bridge Cranes on the Jobsite

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a sharp drop in demand for new construction projects. However, the industry has bounced back and construction is back underway. Experts are predicting that construction in the United States will increase by 4% in 2021.  One of the most important tools on the construction site is

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Material Handling

7 Basic Tips for Safety Material Handling

According to research, American businesses spend a monumental $1 billion per week. These costs are directly and indirectly connected to serious, non-fatal workplace injuries. In some industries, workplace safety is a major concern. Material handling happens to be a considerable risk. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set important guidelines for employers. Every business

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crane accidents
Safety Training

What Are the Common Causes of Crane Accidents?

Are you worried that your workforce will succumb to the dangers of operating a crane one day? Do you fear that your crane will malfunction shortly and cause harm to your workers in the process? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about crane accidents. Doing so can help you in

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industrial cranes
Cranes

7 Interesting Facts About Industrial Cranes

Crane machines have been used since the time of the Ancient Greeks. They may have evolved and grown somewhat since the 6th Century BC, but the concept and use remain the same. They are an essential part of all of our material handling industries. We would not be able to run most of our manufacturing

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Jib Cranes

The Ins and Outs of Proper Jib Crane Care

Analysts expect the global overhead crane market to be worth more than $7.4 billion by 2031. Jib cranes are part of this strong growth. Are you considering buying a jib crane? Or do you want to optimize the use of the jib crane you have now? Proper care and maintenance of your jib crane help

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Gantry Cranes

Gantry Cranes vs. Bridge Cranes: Which One Do You Need?

Material lifting is a heavy business—and we mean that literally. The construction of the Greek temple marked the origin of the first crane in 515 BC, where they lifted the tongs and Lewis iron during construction.  Social and political factors in Greece changed over time. This change made the crane the preferred method to move

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