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Which Block(s) See the Highest Load?

Posted by Crosby on Oct 18, 2018 11:56:13 AM

San Juan Bridge Question Pic with #

This is a pedestrian walkway off the ferries for Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State.

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Topics: Other

Crosby Loves Hooks with Latches: Standards/Safety

Posted by Crosby on Oct 10, 2018 10:45:40 PM

Crane Operator Crushed Between Two Steel Frames When Rigging Failed
The operator of an overhead crane had been using a chain sling attached to the hook of the crane, and was setting it up into a single choker hitch to pick up and turn over the steel frame, that was lying horizontally on two sawhorses. The hook on the sling did not have a safety latch. The operator was standing between the load and another steel frame that was leaning vertically against the shop platform. The chain disconnected from the hook and the vertical steel frame fell towards him. He was crushed between the two steel frames. [Source: OSHA Case Histories – Rigging Accidents- Case History #7]

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Topics: Products

Meet the Crosby Team Expert: Rick Dowler

Posted by Crosby on Oct 4, 2018 5:10:19 PM

Who’s got your back in the Crosby-Tulsa plant?

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Topics: People

Crosby Loves Hooks with Latches

Posted by Crosby on Sep 28, 2018 4:47:18 PM

Corsby hearts Latches

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Topics: Products

Product in Stock Now - McKissick Tilt-Up Wall Blocks

Posted by Crosby on Sep 27, 2018 3:22:28 PM


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Congratulations to Allison! She is a proud recipient of an Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) Scholarship.

Posted by Crosby on Sep 18, 2018 3:21:26 PM

AWRF Scholarship

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Topics: People

Straightpoint Loadshackle, based on Crosby Shackle, Supports Research at Tree Climbing Championship

Posted by Crosby on Sep 10, 2018 3:32:07 PM

A 6.5t capacity wireless loadshackle from Straightpoint, which is based on a Crosby G2130 shackle, was used to measure loads during competitors’ climbs at this year’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC). The competition took place this summer at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

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Topics: shackles

Custom Metal Fabrication Company Switches to Crosby HR-125 Hoist Rings

Posted by Crosby on Sep 6, 2018 1:23:53 PM

Recently, Leo Marquis, Crosby District Sales Manager and Product Trainer, and one of our strategic distribution partners set up a Crosby On-Site Safe Rigging Clinic with the Crosby Rig Safe, Rig Smart truck with a Florida based end-user. The end-user specializes in custom metal fabrication, CNC machining, EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining), welding, electrical & mechanical design, assembly & finishing services.

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Topics: End User Success Stories

Crosby Clamps 101 eBook

Posted by Crosby on Aug 29, 2018 1:50:03 PM

If you don't think a lifting clamp is one of the most important pieces of material handling equipment, think again.

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Topics: eBook

What is wrong with this rigging photo?

Posted by Crosby on Aug 24, 2018 11:50:31 AM

Can you determine what exactly is wrong with this rigging photo?

The object shown appears to be a homemade below-the-hook lifting device. 

Who manufactured it? Has it been tested? Is it safe to use? 

Without proper rated load markings or tagging/identification, this device would not be considered compliant, and would need to be removed from service immediately. 

"ASME Volume B30.20 includes provisions that apply to the marking, construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of below-the-hook lifting devices, other than components addressed by other ASME B30 volumes or other standards, used for attaching loads to a hoist. The requirements in this Volume also apply to clamps used for positioning and anchoring."

Learn more about ASME B30.20 here:

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