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Coming Up Through The Ranks


A “green” crew can put grey hairs on your head faster than heavy loads and bad ground conditions. So can over zealous foremen who’s prime focus is production. A key point that I always keep in mind now is….The Operator Has The Final Say…. Coming up through the ranks was Read More

Lightning and Crane Safety


I’m an occupational safety inspector in our state labor department, and some questions about lightning safety during crane operations came up during an inspection of a concrete pour for a bridge piling. A subcontractor had a crawler crane holding a 70-foot long rebar cage in place in a 6-foot wide steel cylindrical Read More

Watching the Watchers


I would have reported this sooner, but your website didn’t exist when it happened! In 1979, I was working as a concrete form carpenter on the “new” water treatment plant at Sewell’s Point, in Norfolk, Virginia. At the time of the accident, I was working with a crew on top Read More

Crane Operator Has Best Seat at Ballpark Site


Found: Coolest office in San Francisco. Private penthouse location with spectacular 360-degree views of bay, skyline and occasional nude sunbather. Work station comes equipped with state-of-art video game joysticks. Private rest room — working knowledge of pulleys and ropes required. Sound good? Then why isn’t there a waiting list to Read More

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