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High-Load Access Tailored to the Task

Spider has launched a modular suspended platform that can be configured for a variety of structures and projects.


LeBron Gets a Lift (Again) in Cleveland

He stands 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, but LeBron James packs a one-ton image that is more than 10 stories tall and 200 feet wide.


Safespan Awarded $5.25M in Patent Case

After nearly eight years, a leading U.S. manufacturer of bridge platforms and scaffolding has prevailed in a legal battle to protect two critical patents against an employee-turned-competito...


Compact Lift Offers Rotating Platform

Lift-A-Loft has introduced a vertical mast lift designed for compact spaces in industrial applications.


Webinar Aids Safe Painting at Heights

Ensuring the right equipment to protect painters working at heights will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


GC to Pay $126K in 2 Fatal Accidents

A Wisconsin general contractor has agreed to pay $126,000 in federal penalties to resolve safety citations following two fatal crane accidents in mid-2012.


4 Firms Cited in Death at Nuke Plant

Facility owners, managers and contractors alike are being held responsible for a crane collapse that killed one worker and injured eight others at Arkansas's Nuclear One Power Plant in March...


$750K Fine in 4 Deaths; Pot, Load Cited

A construction contractor that allowed six workers—including a supervisor who had just smoked marijuana—on a swing stage built for two has been fined $750,000 in the scaffold's fatal collaps...


Safway Offers Heavy Load Mast Climber

A new access platform from Safway Group offers a high speed-to-capacity ratio and allows workers to adapt to corners and angles, the company says.


Spider Introduces Team for Large Projects

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, has launched the Spider Systems Group, a team that provides access and fall protection expertise for the “most complicated, mission-critical” projects.


JPCL Invites Free Buying Guide Listings

Suppliers of industrial coatings equipment are invited to submit free listings now for JPCL’s upcoming 26th annual Equipment Buying Guide.


Ruling: Communications Doomed Worker

One emergency radio system—rather than a protracted chain of cell-phone calls—could have helped save the life of bridge worker Tilden Billiot, a federal review panel has concluded.


Capital Safety Touts New Escape System

A new hands-free escape system designed for workers in commercial construction tops a list of safety equipment just introduced by Capital Safety.


Firms Fined in Deadly Paint Dust Blast

Federal regulators are holding three contracting firms liable for a combustible-dust flash fire that claimed the lives of two workers in a paint booth at a Texas facility in August.


‘Stan the Span’ to Honor Musial, Worker

A plan to name the newest Mississippi River bridge after St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan ‘the Man’ Musial and a worker who died on the project is moving forward in Missouri.


JLG Expands Latin America Distribution

JLG Industries Inc., a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has opened a newly renovated distribution center in Indaiatuba, Brazil.


Safway Buys Swing Staging Companies

Already one of North America's largest providers of access services and equipment, Safway Group has now acquired Swing Staging Inc. and four related companies.


WI Contractor Fined in 2nd Crane Death

Two Wisconsin construction firms are being held liable for a fatal crane collapse at a bridge construction site last year—the second death in three months for one of the contractors.


1 Killed, 14 Hurt in Bridge Work Mishap

One worker was killed, one was in a coma, and 13 others were injured when a suspended platform fell Friday (Oct. 26) at the site of a mega-bridge being built off Hong Kong.


Shipyard Worker Killed in PA

Authorities are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania ship repair worker who became entangled in machinery while servicing a crane 100 feet in the air.


3 Companies Fined in MO Bridge Death

Federal authorities have issued serious four citations and leveled a $15,300 fine against the builders of a Mississippi River bridge in the fatal fall of a lift operator near St. Louis last ...


Safway Acquires N. American Coatings

Strengthening its position as a full-service provider for industrial coating projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, scaffold and access equipment supplier Safway Group has acquired North A...


IUPAT Opens $3.5M Training Facility

The world’s largest painters’ union has launched a $3.5 million facility that aims to be the country’s premiere training site for industrial, commercial and residential painters and related ...


50-Foot Fall Kills Worker at Power Plant

A 50-foot fall from an aerial lift basket has claimed the life of a subcontractor’s employee at an old Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plant in Bakersfield, CA.


Valspar, JLG See Shifts at the Helm

Valspar Corp.’s president and CEO has added the hat of board chairman, while access equipment leader JLG Industries has named a new president, the companies have announced.


Golden Gate Bridge Blows Out 75 Candles

Her facelift is still incomplete, but the grand dame of American bridges is celebrating her 75th birthday in high style anyway.


NY Bridge Painter Feared Dead in Fall

A 35-year-old bridge painter is missing and presumed dead after he fell from the Throgs Neck Bridge in New York, apparently while doing something to his safety harness.


Firms Cited in Border Scaffold Failure

Three contractors have been cited in a massive scaffolding collapse that crushed cars and injured motorists and employees at California’s San Ysidro border crossing in September.


Honeywell Exec to Head Safway Services

Safway Services LLC, the fast-growing North American provider of scaffolding and access equipment and services, has announced the appointment of Bill Hayes as President.


JLG Launches New Electric Lift Series

JLG Industries Inc., the leading global provider of access equipment, has introduced the RS Series of electric scissor lifts.


Structure Awards Honor Industry’s Best

From a towering national icon to a remote Alaskan military bridge, coatings projects of excellence took top honors Monday (Jan. 30) at SSPC 2012 in Tampa, FL.


SafeWorks Names Global Engineering VP

Access equipment provider SafeWorks LLC has appointed Erik Elzinga to the new role of Vice President – Engineering, with global responsibility for new product development for its Power Climb...


Industrial Equipment Giants to Merge

United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest industrial equipment rental company, has announced plans to swallow chief rival RSC Holdings Inc. for $1.9 billion in cash and stock, as that industr...


Painting Contractor Faces 9th OSHA Case

Federal authorities have slapped hefty fines on a Wisconsin painting contractor after one painter was found straddling the parapet of a highway overpass and another fell 25 feet from a bridg...


Safway Acquires Waco Scaffolding

Safway Services LLC has purchased bankrupt Waco Scaffolding & Equipment, a major provider of scaffolding and access equipment and services.


RC Climber Integrates Fall Protector

ICM has introduced the On-Board Fall Protector, replacing the company’s standard fall protector and saving time and expense.


Nor’easter Sinks Bridge Painting Barge

Freak storms that pounded the U.S. Northeast over the Halloween weekend managed a trick that was no treat for one of the nation’s largest industrial painting contractors.


Spider Adds LA, NC District Sales Reps

Global access equipment provider Spider, a division of SafeWorks, has hired new district sales representatives for its operations centers in Charlotte, NC, and New Orleans.


JLG Names Global Marketing VP

JLG Industries Inc., manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has added Brad Nelson to its executive team as global vice president of marketing.


Scaffold Collapse Snarls US Border

A massive collapse of construction scaffolding shut down the world’s busiest land border crossing in Southern California this week, crushing 15 cars and sending 11 people to the hospital wit...


Lift Safety Campaign Targets Schools

Colleges, high schools and other institutional users of aerial lifts have new safety resources available to help them avoid the kind of accident that killed a University of Notre Dame videog...


Scaffold Group Adds ‘Access’ to Name

The Scaffold Industry Association has changed its name, effective Oct. 1, to incorporate other access equipment.


Death Toll Rises in Scaffold Collapse; 2 Lawsuits Seek $60M

A sixth victim has died from injuries suffered in the collapse of a 10-story scaffolding stage at the Indiana State Fair, just as another victim has filed the first of what will likely be ma...


SafeWorks Plant Earns ISO 9001 Certification

Access equipment manufacturer SafeWorks LLC has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Seattle production facility, the company has announced.


Spider Debuts Access Platform

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has launched what it calls the first modular 360° blade access platform, designed to be easily reconfigured for a variety of inspection and access needs...


OSHA Issues Lift Hazard Alert

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a hazard alert about the dangers of using scissor lifts to film events and functions.


National Lift Safety Program To Come from Student’s Death

The death of a University of Notre Dame student employee will bring forth a new nationwide safety program on scissor lifts, under a unique settlement the university has reached in the case.


People on the Move: Lineups Change At SafeWorks, Pangborn, Polygon

Changes are afoot at SafeWorks, subsidiary Spider, Pangborn and Polygon, which provide ancillary equipment and services for the coatings industry.


New JPCL Equipment Guide Now Available

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has just released its 24th Annual Equipment Buying Guide, listing more than 4,500 products, equipment and supplies for protective and marine co...


Notre Dame Fined in Lift Death; ‘Knowingly’ Imperiled Untrained Worker

The University of Notre Dame has been fined $77,500 for “knowingly” allowing an untrained student to operate a long-uninspected lift in dangerously windy conditions, leading to the student’s...


Safway Patents Suspended Access System

Safway Services LLC has been awarded a patent for its QuikDeck Suspended Access System, a modular platform system that can be built in the air and configured to fit almost any shape or size.


Notre Dame Ends Use of Mobile Lifts

While continuing to investigate the death of a student videographer on a falling scissor lift, the University of Notre Dame has announced that it will no longer use mobile lifts to film game...


Golden Gate Cable Painting to Begin

Scaffolding has arrived and containment planning is underway for the first-ever renovation and repainting of the Golden Gate Bridge’s two main suspension cables.


JLG Revamps Sales, Support Lineup

Access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. has realigned its global sales, market development and customer support leadership to fine-tune its regional market focus.


JLG Unveils 34-Foot Boom Lift

JLG Industries Inc., global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has introduced the 340AJ boom lift.


Bids Sought for Capitol Dome Work

The Architect of the U.S. Capitol will accept bids Feb. 17 for professional painting and repair services for the Capitol Dome's cast-iron structure and masonry walls within the skirt area.


JLG Launches Self-Propelled 150-Foot Boom Lift

JLG Industries Inc. has unveiled what it calls the industry’s largest self-propelled boom lift.


AkzoNobel, Spider Expand in Mexico, C. America

The coatings and infrastructure industries are heating up down South, with AkzoNobel and Spider announcing new facilities and investments in Mexico and Central America.


World’s Largest Aerial Platform to Debut

Palfinger is preparing to introduce its P 333 all-terrain aerial platform—the world’s largest, the company says—with a working height of 337 feet.


Free Book Aims to Boost Lift Safety

Declaring that “untrained operators should never, ever operate aerials,” the International Powered Access Federation has released a free download that details best practices for aerial work ...


Notre Dame Takes Responsibility in Lift Death

The president of the University of Notre Dame has accepted responsibility for the death of a student videographer who was killed when the hydraulic scissor lift where he was working blew ove...


Notre Dame Questioned in Lift Death

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has joined the investigation into the death of a Notre Dame University student who was killed when the hydraulic scissor lift from w...


Exchange Takes Aim at Unsafe Ladders

The UK's occupational safety agency has kicked off its third annual Ladder Exchange, an initiative mounted with manufacturers and retailers to remove unsafe ladders from workplaces.


Spider Rises to Hasten LeBron’s Fall

Once LeBron James rejected Cleveland, the town couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. Every trace of public adoration had to go.


Crane Rigger Acquitted in Fatal ’08 Collapse

A crane rigger has been acquitted of all charges in the 2008 collapse of a tower crane in Manhattan that killed seven people and injured two dozen.


Frato Joins Spider as N.Y. District Sales Manager

Marc Frato has joined the Spider division of Safeworks LLC as district sales manager for the New York location, with responsibility for representation to the contractor and facility-owner ma...


Bergstresser Joins Spider as Denver Sales Rep

Jacob Bergstresser has joined Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, as district sales representative for the company’s Denver location.


Tips Issued on Work Platform Safety

A new safety document for construction workers, "Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Safety Tips," has been developed through an Alliance Program between the Occupational Safety & Health Admi...


 
 
   

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