I’ll take the bag

Spotted by an eagle eyed reader in the UK, a man riding a tower crane to the top of a building in a bulk material sack. See the video below.

It barely requires any comment, apart from to say that for this to have happened others on site, including the operator, must have thought that it was a good idea.

The incident apparently occurred last week at the site of a high rise residential unit being developed by Watkins Jones on Sherlock Street, Birmingham. Definitely one for our Death Wish series.


They abound
A 'ton-bag' is trusted to lift, well..., a ton. Over the heads of people below, traffic, HSE Inspectors and random photographers. Why would the whole thing fall apart and the crane fall over with, I dunno, 80-120 Kgs, just because he's not meant to be doing it? Unless my missus has thrown them out, I'm still meant to have a couple of bungee jump club T-shirts (you had to join the club to do it) which I don't recall ever killing anyone. The back of one of them says "You can't beat a B-J". It was very popular at the time.

Oct 23, 2023