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Tribute to crane operator

Ronnie Jones a tower crane operator at the Hinkley Point construction site in the UK passed away unexpectedly last Friday night - January 27th.

Jones, 63, was employed by Bylor, the Laing O'Rourke/Bouygues joint venture, to operate one of the cranes on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station construction site in Bridgewater, although he lives in Sunderland.
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Ronnie Jones

On Monday his fellow crane operators staged a tribute to him by lowered the jibs of their cranes and slewing them towards his vacant crane, while sounding their horns and sirens.

Nigel Cann, delivery director at the site said: "This touching tribute by our crane operators demonstrates the affection and high esteem in which Ronnie was held by us all. His sudden passing has been a real shock and we will miss the contribution Ronnie made, not just to the project itself, but to the spirit of teamwork and community that exists across the site. Our thoughts are with Ronnie’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time."

Darren Loveridge, Bylor’s lifting operations manager, added: "Ronnie was a much loved member of the team. His crazy antics and cheeky, bright smile will be greatly missed."

He is survived by his brother Alan and sister in law Angela - we hope to be in a position to draft a more fitting tribute to a true professional and much loved crane operator in the coming days.

The video below was taken during the tribute on Monday.


A beautiful story and farewell. It made my eyes water-up for a man who truly was Going Up in theWorld

Feb 6, 2023

Lovely Tribute RIP

Feb 3, 2023


Feb 3, 2023