Friday, June 6, 2008

January 20th 2007

Katowice Polland, and Utrecht Holland. That's right, two more in Europe. This is four in 20 days! A windstorm comes through helping crews dismantle two cranes and buildings they were trying to assemble. On of the cranes had an operator in it.

Let's be honest, this is why unions still are needed. I was substituting in a crane last night. The winds picked up to 43 mph. We finished with the pic we were in, I swung clear, pulled the hook up and weathervaned the crane. It's done and you need people not afraid for their jobs to make the right call. There are great non-union companies that would support the same, but why would an operator be in the seat still when the winds are nearing 90?

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