JJ Curran Crane "Curran Events"

November, 2010
Vol. 4, Issue 6

In This Issue

OSHA's Crane and Derricks Rule

Liebherr in the D!

Booms Flying High at Marathon

Adventures of a Bridge Demo - Part 2

Cold Weather Safety

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OSHA's Crane and Derrick's Rule

OSHA's Crane and Derricks in Construction Regulation rule, 29 CFR Part 1926, goes into effect on November 8, 2010. What changes are being made and how will this effect the crane industry? An explanation of the rule was presented in the September issue of Construction Executive's "OSHA's Crane Safety Rule is Finally Out - Now What?"

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Liebherr in the D!

Marathon lift

Our 120 ton Liebherr was in the D on October 18 after the People Mover's maintenance cars derailed. Click here for more photos.



Welcome to the November edition of Curran Events, a bi-monthly newsletter.

Booms Flying High at Marathon

JJ Curran is proud to report that we are midway through our major service contract for the Marathon Refining Division's Detroit Fall Turnaround. The East and West plant-wide turnaround is JJ Curran Crane's largest project to date in it's 60 year history. We have approximately 130 men working up to 10,000 man hours per week, operating 60 cranes. We feel fortunate to be a part of what we hope to be a continuous up swing for Michigan jobs and the economy.

More information about the Detroit Refinery Expansion is available on Marathon Oil Corporation's website.

Marathon skyline


Adventures of a Bridge Demo - Part 2

J.J. Curran Crane is located just a few yards from the Fort Street - Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct, a U.S. National Register of Historic Places. In 1928 this area was a main transportation artery in Detroit and the structure was built to accommodate two paved traffic surfaces over 12 railroad tracks. The project was significant for its engineering and scale. Demolition of the viaduct began recently and we will be documenting the progress of demolition and reconstruction. Read more about the history and significance here.

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Did you miss Part 1 of the series? Click here to catch up.

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Fort Street - Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct--------------------------------------------------------------

Cold Weather Safety

Safety - "It's Not Luck, It's Know How"Temperatures are dropping and soon the flurries will be upon us. Taking precautions for the cold may seem obvious but there are a few details and tips to follow that may not be.

Stretch before you start work, this will help warm up your body.

Be aware of dehydration, the body loses a great deal of water due to respiratory fluid loss through breathing and there is little physiological stimulus to drink. Cover your mouth when possible and try not to speak unless necessary. Sweat evaporates quickly in cold, dry air.

Dress in many thin layers rather than a few thick layers. It will insulate better and allow you to remove items as the temperature climbs. Stay warm - not hot - and dry at all times.

If hypothermia is suspected, warm the person slowly and seek medical assistance. Warm the person's trunk first, the limbs of the body should be warmed last because cold blood can be driven toward the heart and lead to heart failure. Never give the victim caffeine or alcohol. Caffeine, a stimulant, can cause the heart to beat faster while alcohol, a depressant, can slow the heart, both increase the ill effects of cold body temperature.


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