“Germany’s 3 Mile Island?” Nuclear Power Plant Crane Accident

How important is proper crane operator certification and crane training?  This accident recently shut down two nuclear power plant reactors in Germany. Germany’s oldest nuclear reactor was recently shut down as a result of a crane accident.  The operator of the Biblis nuclear power plant said the turbine linked to reactor B was automatically turned… Read more »

New York Operators Union Investigated

Apparently reps of union local with 1500 members of cranes and heavy equipment operators was under the control of federal prosecutors for more than two dozen members were convicted of corruption by the Mafia in recent years.   This according to a recent news articles.  It is my understanding that  civil racketeering after two requests for… Read more »

NAHETS Member School in Local Media

By Jason Singer Staff Writer, Oklahoman The bulletin board that hangs in the Career Services Resource Center at the Oklahoma College of Construction is a constant reminder of the dangers of mobile cranes. Crane Training Forster Barnes, lead instructor with the Oklahoma College of Construction,… Nearly every morning, school administrators post a media story on the… Read more »

Pedestrian and Mobile Crane Accident

The condition of a pedestrian who was hit by a mobile crane has been upgraded. A man was crossing 80th Avenue SE near the Barlow and Glenmore Trail intersection around 7:45 a.m. Friday morning when he was struck by a mobile crane. Police say the visibility of the crane operator was hampered by the apparatus… Read more »