Just received – photos of a man riding a man basket on a tower crane at Bauma, but not in the usual way.
He was spotted by a few people riding the roof/top of the man basket on the hook of a Wolffkran tower crane at the show.
According to the photographer, when the man basket touched down on the roof of the booth, the man fell off his perch onto the roof. We assume that if so he was unhurt.
Why people do this at all is mystifying, but at a major trade show is even harder to fathom. A definite one for our Death Wish series.
We have now been told - see comment below - that this was in fact a well practiced stunt by Messe Munchen as part of a campaign to promote Bauma 2016. The stunt included the fall.
We have not yet managed to confirm this categorically but it will still raise questions among our more safety concious readers, including those who think that any advert using this theme is innappropriate and misguided.