SC&RA Presents Crane & Rigging, Operator Safety Awards

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), FAIRFAX, Va., announced the winners of the Crane & Rigging Safety, Zero Accident Awards, and Crane & Rigging Safety Improvement during its 2012 Annual Conference, which took place April 17-21 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, Austin, Texas.

 

Thirty-three SC&RA members won a Crane & Rigging Safety Award because of their superior safety records. They included:

 

 

Twenty-one SC&RA member companies received the Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Award because they did not have a single recordable accident or injury in the past year:

 

  •     Atlas Industrial Contractors, LLC, Columbus, Ohio
  •     Bigge Crane and Rigging Company, San Leandro, Calif.
  •     Bollmeier Crane  & Lift, Madison, Ill.
  •     Bridger Crane & Rigging, LLC, Boulder, Wyo.
  •     Chellino Crane, Inc., Joliet, Ill.
  •     Connelly Crane Rental Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
  •     Crane Rental Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
  •     J.J. Curran Crane Company, Detroit, Mich.
  •     Custom Service Crane, Inc., Mahomet, Ill.
  •     Dutcher-Phipps Crane & Rigging Company, Monahans, Texas
  •     Fagioli, Inc., Houston, Texas
  •     Gatwood Crane Service, Inc., Arlington Heights, Ill.
  •     Hawaiian Crane & Rigging, Ltd., Honolulu, Hawaii
  •     Ideal Crane Rental, Inc., Madison, Wis.
  •     M&R Constructors, Inc., Richmond, Va.
  •     Mr. Crane, Inc., Orange, Calif.
  •     Omega Morgan, Tacoma, Wash.
  •     PSC Crane & Rigging, Dayton, Ohio
  •     Specialty Crane & Rigging, Santa Barbara/Santa Maria, Calif.
  •     Williams Specialized, Inc., New York, N.Y.
  •     George Young Installations PR, Humacao, Puerto Rico

 

Ten SC&RA member companies earned a Crane & Rigging Safety Improvement Award by showing an improved incidence rate compared to the previous year’s contest entry:

 

  •     Bigge Crane and Rigging Company, San Leandro, Calif.
  •     Connelly Crane Rental Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
  •     Crane Rental Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
  •     Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.
  •     Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore.
  •     Essex Crane Rental Corporation, Buffalo Grove, Ill.
  •     Mammoet USA South, Inc., Houston, Texas
  •     Mountain Crane Service, Riverton, Utah
  •     Turner Bros. Crane & Rigging, Houston, TX
  •     George Young Company, Swedesboro, N.J.

 

SC&RA also announced 36 Crane Operator Safety Awards, which is presented to certified crane operators who exhibit exemplary work achievements while accumulating 10,000 consecutive man-hours and recording zero accidents or incidents. Winners represent nine different companies:

  • AmQuip Crane Rental, LLC, Philadelphia, Pa – Kaliope Fatolitis,  Jason Galvin, Richard Good, Jr., Tim Hall, Dave Hawthorne, Don Kerr, Ryan McIllwain, Joe Occhipinti, Keith Schoch, Mark Snelling, Stephen St. Germain, Scottie Stevens, Tom Stowers and Brent Wilson
  • Canton Erectors, Inc., Canton, Ohio – Benjamin Baum, Michael Neff and Charles T. Vermillon
  • Connelly Crane Rental Corporation, Detroit, Mich. – Art Cole, Damian Durussel, Norman “Bud” Herman, Mike Randall, Jeff Schnarr and Tony Weir 
  • Custom Service Crane, Inc., Mahomet, Ill. – Alyce Pollak and Aaron Kearns
  • Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis. – Peter Haley, Larry Kraemer, Craig Larson, Greg Schultz and Curtis Smith
  • Dutcher-Phipps Crane & Rigging Company, Monahans, Texas – Zachariah Dutcher
  • Mammoet USA South, Inc., Houston, Texas – Paul Morris
  • Mountain Crane Service, Salt Lake City, Utah – Craig Hall and Parker Chapman
  • Mr. Crane, Inc., Orange, Calif. – Steve MacDonald and Scot Palmer