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Coming Up Through The Ranks

01/17/00

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

08/23/99

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

01/17/99

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

05/23/98

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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