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TEREX receives ESTA’s safety Award
at annual awards of excellence dinner


PARIS, FRANCE, April 24th, 2012 – In an event that brought together hundreds of crane and transportation company giants, Terex Corporation was recognized with the prestigious Safety award handed out by the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA). Terex received the award at the 9th annual ESTA Awards of Excellence dinner held on April 19, 2012 at the Hotel Hilton Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Safety is a top priority throughout the entire Terex organization, from our CEO, Ron DeFeo, to our team members working on the line,” says Kevin Bradley, President Terex Cranes. “It is gratifying to see our dedication to safety being recognized by industry peers.”

Safe operation of cranes is paramount to providing quality service to the industry, and ESTA developed the Safety award to recognize those companies who have made a significant impact on safety by promoting safe work practices and equipment that prevent injuries and accidents. The ingenious Terex® Fall Protection System won this category for making significant strides in improving safety when working with lattice booms.

“Advancing safety standards is a critical part of our product development process,” says Klaus Meissner, director of product integrity for Terex Cranes. “No other manufacturer offers such a fall protection system, and we are excited to be recognized for our work, which benefits safe crane operation for the industry as a whole.” Meissner was on hand to receive the award along with Ron DeFeo, Terex CEO, Kevin Bradley, President Terex Cranes, Francois Truffier, Vice President and General Manager Terex Cranes, Steve Filipov, President Developing Markets Terex Cranes, and Francois Jourdan, Vice President Marketing Terex Cranes.

The inventive Terex Fall Protection System advances safety when rigging the boom sections of lattice boom cranes. Retracted and stowed on the main boom for transport, the fall protection device is quickly installed from ground level. The device includes a vest harness equipped with a shock absorber and provides secured, tethered walking and working on the main boom. In the unlikely event of the fall protection being actuated, it stops the fall prior to the worker reaching the ground, lessening the possibility of injury.   


About ESTA
Founded in 1976, ESTA is the unique European arm for trade associations representing mobile cranes and access platform, rental companies and abnormal road transport companies. ESTA’s primary objective is European harmonisation of rules and regulations for crane companies and haulers, to represent the job activity in Europe and build the future. Since 2004, the ESTA Awards of Excellence program has recognized companies who have advance the industry through special, complicated, innovative and safe handling of projects. More information can be found at

About Terex
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at

Pictures’ captions:


Klaus Meissner receives ESTA Award: left to right: Christian Jaques Vernazza, President ESTA; Klaus Meissner, director of product integrity, Terex Cranes; James King, editor International Cranes and specialized Transports



The Award winning team: left to right: Hans-Peter Franzen, Project Manager Lattice Boom Cranes; Stefan Diehl, Manager Boom Design; Alfons Weckbecker, Manager R&D Lattice Boom Cranes; Alfred Boes, inventor Fall Protection System, now retired; Klaus Meissner, Director Product Integrity; all Terex Cranes

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