Friday, September 5, 2008

September 4, 2008

New York City, a tower crane erector fell 400 feet plus to his death from a platform between a building and the crane. Mr. Esposito was 48 years old and leaves behind children and a wife. He was found on the ground wearing a harness.

Those of us that work at elevation often become complacent in not tying off. Yeah, the lanyards get tangled. Yeah, they slow us down. But Goddamn guys, tie off. There are a 100 things on a crane that you can trip on. The ego or desire for speed, or just laziness isn't excusable. Some of these fat and lazy operators should be climbing the entire crane every day for their health, and to inspect the crane. If you cross from the building, did you inspect that crane daily before your shift?

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