SC&RA Celebrates Outstanding Safety Performances

- The Association recognized a number of companies and individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to safety with awards at their 2017 Annual Conference, April 18-22, at the Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Crane & Rigging

Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Awards were given to thirteen member companies who did not record a single accident or injury in the past year:
  • Anglemyer Crane Rental, Azusa, Calif.
  • Bollmeier Crane, Madison, Ill.
  • Burkhalter, Columbus, Miss.
  • Chellino Crane Inc., Joliet, Ill.
  • CJ Drilling, Inc., Dundee, Ill.
  • Connelly Crane Rental Corp., Detroit, Mich.
  • Dobson Industrial, Inc., Bay City, Mich.
  • Gatwood Crane Service, Inc., Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Sautter Crane Rental, Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Stevenson Crane Service, Inc., Bolingbrook, Ill.
  • Tri-State Crane & Rigging, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Viant Crane, LLC, Superior, Wis.
  • Waggoner Equipment Rental, LLC, Wood River, Ill..
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Twenty-two SC&RA member companies won a Crane & Rigging Safety Award due to their superior safety records achieving an incident rate of less than or equal to 1.8, plus an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 1.0 or less:
  • Anglemyer Crane Rental, Azusa, Calif.
  • Bollmeier Crane, Madison, Ill.
  • BOSS Crane & Rigging, Longview, TX
  • Burkhalter, Columbus, Miss.
  • Chellino Crane Inc., Joliet, Ill.
  • CJ Drilling, Inc., Dundee, Ill. 
  • Connelly Crane Rental Corp., Detroit, Mich.
  • Dobson Industrial, Inc., Bay City, Mich.
  • Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore.
  • Fagioli, INC., Manvel, TX
  • Gatwood Crane Service, Inc., Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Imperial Crane Services, Inc., Bridgeview, Ill.
  • J.F. Lomma, Inc., South Kearny, N.J.
  • NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services, Acheson, Alberta, Canada
  • Sautter Crane Rental, Phil., Penn.
  • Southern Industrial Constructors, Inc. / Southern Crane, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Stevenson Crane Service, Inc., Bolingbrook, Ill.
  • Superior Rigging & Erecting Company, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
  • Tri-State Crane & Rigging, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Viant Crane, LLC, Superior, Wis.
  • Waggoner Equipment Rental, LLC, Wood River, Ill.
  • W.O. Grubb Crane Rental, Inc., Richmond, Va.
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Four SC&RA member companies earned a Crane & Rigging Safety Improvement Award by reducing their incidence rate over the previous year’s contest entry:
  • Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore.
  • George Young Companies, Swedesboro, N.J.
  • J.F. Lomma, Inc., South Kearny, N.J.
  • Southern Industrial Constructors, Inc. / Southern Crane, Raleigh, N.C.
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Twenty-nine Crane Operator Safety Awards were presented to certified crane operators from eight different companies who exhibit exemplary work achievements while accumulating 10,000 consecutive man-hours and recording zero accidents and incidents: 
  • Burkhalter, Columbus, Miss. – Richard Brown, Scott Carpenter, Chris Cooper, Troy Clayton, Shane Floyd, Jasper Gardner, Herbert Mooney, James Shackleford, and Donnell Spencer
  • Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Milwaukee, Wis. – Brad Freckmann
  • Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC, Baton Rouge, La. – Jarett Guidry, DJ Materne, Roger Materne, Chris Reed, and Carlton Richardson
  • Dutcher-Phipps Crane & Rigging Company, Monahans, TX – Ramon Jurado, Robert Ramos, and Jason Shifflet
  • J.F. Lomma, Inc., South Kearny, N.J. – Bruce Courtney and Al Unbekant
  • JJ Curran Crane Company, Detroit, Mich. – Collin Campbell, Todd Fondaw, Vince Palazzalo,  Aaron Parsons, and Trever Weber
  • JK Crane, Kenvil, N.J. – Thomas Moorhead
  • Tri-State Crane & Rigging, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Brett Libbert and Nate Lucas.
Transportation

Six SC&RA member companies received a Transportation Mileage Category Award for having the lowest accident frequency rate in different mileage categories in 2016:
  • Over 100 Million Miles – Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc., South Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Over 50 Million Miles – Bennett Motor Express, McDonough, Ga.
  • 5 Million to 20 Million Miles – Miller Transfer, Rootstown, OH
  • 1.5 Million to 5 Million Miles – Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • 500,000 to 1.5 Million Miles – Global Specialized Services, Casper, Wyo.
  • 100,000 to 500,000 Miles – Precision Heavy Haul, Inc., Tolleson, Ariz.
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Six SC&RA member companies received a Fleet Safety Award for obtaining an Accident Frequency Rate of less than 0.45 during all of 2016:
  • Boss Crane & Rigging, Longview, TX
  • Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore.
  • George Young Company, Swedesboro, N.J.
  • KMX International, Hamburg, Pa.
  • Trans-United Inc., Burns Harbor, Ind.
  • Silk Road Transport, Arkport, N.Y.
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Eight SC&RA member companies received a Transportation Zero Accidents Award for having no recordable accidents:
  • BOSS Crane & Rigging, Longview, TX
  • Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore.
  • George Young Company, Swedesboro, N.J.
  • Global Specialized Services, LLC, Casper, Wyo.
  • KMX International, Hamburg, Pa.
  • Precision Heavy Haul, Inc., Tolleson, Ariz.
  • Silk Road Transport, Inc., Arkport, N.Y.
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Three SC&RA member companies earned a Fleet Safety Improvement Award by showing a reduction in their accident frequency rate for miles traveled, compared to their previous year accident frequency rate:
  • Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Midwest Specialized Transportation, Inc., Rochester, Minn.
  • Miller Transfer, Rootstown, OH
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The Million Miler Safety Awards went to four individuals who each accumulated a minimum of one million consecutive miles of safe driving within the industry:
  • Burkhalter, Columbus, Miss. – Jimmy Hudson
  • Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. – Danny Dale
  • Miller Transfer, Rootstown, Ohio – Billy Stevenson  and Larry Kundrat
  • Silk Road Transport, Inc., Arkport, N.Y. – Dan Haswell and Greg Aguglia
The Driver Safety Awards went to five individuals who each accumulated five years of accident-free driving: 
  • Barnhart, Memphis, Tenn. – Greg Cross
  • Berard Transportation, New Iberia, La. – Wilson Lewis
  • Bragg Companies, Long Beach, Calif. – Ronnie Munoz
  • Dun-Rite Specialized Carriers, Bronx, N.Y. – Lynard Smith and Mario Hernandez Medoza
  • Silk Road Transport, Inc., Arkport, N.Y. – Dan Haswell and Gregory Aguglia
Congratulations to all the winners for helping to make the crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry as safe and efficient as possible.

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