Friday, June 6, 2008

December 13th 2006

Baharain. Lost a tower section while climbing. One man on the ground died. There are no pictures available.
In the Middle East right now there is so much growth that a large portion of the workers come from the Philipines or India. Much like say a Russian or Mexican crew here in the US, you end up with language barriers and an inability to teach people proper safety practices. From what is reported and the number of cranes there, they have a stellar safety record in that area. But we have to make sure that people don't take chances because of a language barrier. The life lost might not be the dumbass's, it might be yours.

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