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Crane access gone mad

Photos sent to us by a reader show one of the craziest examples of working at height we have seen for some time.
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standing on the boom has a whole different meaning in this photo

We have no idea when and where this occurred, but the man has managed to climb up onto the boom nose, probably when the boom was close to horizontal and then simply stood on the boom nose as it was elevated and telescoped so that he could reach the roof of what looks like a large industrial building.
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Even with the boom telescoped our man needs a long handled brush

He is then using a long handled brush to apply some sort of coating or cleaner, note the bucket hanging from the auxiliary hoist hook!

A definite one for our Death Wish series.


Lewis Major
You have all got to admit the man must have balls bigger than a demolition ball !!
1 Brave / stupid puppy
The operator must have been hoisting both cables as he tell-ed out right past his ankles as he stood on the cat head.

May 30, 2014

It is clear that their intelligence is not at the same level :-)

May 29, 2014

Michael Brown
The positive can be seen in the Large "Transparent" rigger mats.

May 29, 2014

I guess the man taking the photo was using the cherry picker

May 28, 2014

Timothy Sherratt
You have to admire the feet of balance if not the forward planning, common sense or self preservation instincts of the man involved (even if he has donned the obligatory hard hat). That said I’d imagine the motivation to maintain your equilibrium follows a square rule proportional to the height at which you are doing something this stupid.

May 28, 2014

Given the fact that the crane has a lattice fly jib available, he'd have been safer if he'd fitted the flyjib and worked from within its lattice structure - also he'd of got to the desired height too without over reaching with that long brush... simple !

Only joking - honestly I've seen some dodgy practices in my time but I never even thought that anyone could be this wreckless - absolutely shocking !

May 27, 2014

Absolute madness.

May 27, 2014