Crane collapse downtown

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Some crane evacuations lift
Downtown crane dismantling progresses, some evacuations lift

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Looking at the operator video, the first thing that came to mind was the Swiss Cheese Accident Model.

It never seems to be one specific issue that causes an accident, but the accumulation of what may seem insignificant actions that add up to a catastrophy.
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GenesisGT wrote: Jul 14th, 2021, 4:26 pm It never seems to be one specific issue that causes an accident, but the accumulation of what may seem insignificant actions that add up to a catastrophe.
...like someone who should have their eyes peeled looking for problems and should have had 100% of their focus on the job was instead POSTING TO INSTAGRAM and farming internet points?
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Urban Cowboy wrote: Jul 14th, 2021, 3:39 pm
For quite some time I've been of the belief that all cell phones of employees should be confiscated at the beginning of the work day, and given back at the end.

This tragedy simply strengthens my belief.

As to your question "where is the boss" I believe he was one of the badly injured ones, and he lost two sons, so my heartfelt sympathies go out to him, his family, and all the others lost or affected.
Nice to agree with you on here.

This was Father + 2 sons operation. Not really much room to climb the ladder in that company so to speak. If you dont have the same last name as the business you do what you're told and there is no questioning Daddy and the boys, who are apparently the leads. We all live here and know the deal with smaller family run companies in the area. Not all are like that, but many are. Would not surprise me that the lack of PPE and cell phone distractions are all part of the company culture.

They were posting with a business Instagram so they were "filming a commercial" moreless when they were doing this. Unless you play a critical role on the job being performed you are not going to be allowed to hang around the top of the crane, standing idle. The person filing had a job to do up there - and it wasn't advertising I'm guessing. If they had their dedicated social media employee up there filming my apologizes but it doesn't seem likely.
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Have any of you even had a labor intensive job. I can’t believe the disrespect to the dead here.
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I simply asked why there were no MG staff present ( so it seems) Not at all was I being an armchair critic. I based my Q on my Daddy's Trade is all
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People will disrespect the dead, because the idea of it happening to them is terrifying
Some want to know where the "blame" should lay instead of mourning those gone
I was pleased to see the GFM pages raised more than the target
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normaM wrote: Jul 14th, 2021, 5:26 pm I simply asked why there were no MG staff present ( so it seems) Not at all was I being an armchair critic. I based my Q on my Daddy's Trade is all
What good would a property investment company full of real estate experts have to offer?

If a MG mail clerk was on site, would that make any difference?
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As to your question "where is the boss" I believe he was one of the badly injured ones, and he lost two sons, so my heartfelt sympathies go out to him, his family, and all the others lost or affected.
Nope , not injured at all..... You're wrong on that one ..

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Sad to see no GoFundMe for the guy who was simply sitting in the office. Had nothing to do with construction, had no effect on this whole situation, just sitting working away...
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Even Steven wrote: Jul 14th, 2021, 5:56 pm Sad to see no GoFundMe for the guy who was simply sitting in the office. Had nothing to do with construction, had no effect on this whole situation, just sitting working away...
Hard to do when the family has requested privacy.
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Tankur wrote: Jul 14th, 2021, 5:24 pm Have any of you even had a labor intensive job. I can’t believe the disrespect to the dead here.
A office worker was killed who had nothing to do with anything.

These were not astronauts or civil engineers furthering the reaches of mankind

These were well paid workers building luxury condos for dollar bills.

Asking basic questions and noticing that workers are not wearing basic PPE and posting to Instagram on their cell phones a minute before a crane fell on a office worker and killed him is RESPECTING THE DEAD.
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Anonymous123 wrote: Jul 14th, 2021, 5:58 pmHard to do when the family has requested privacy.
Gotcha. A good reason why there isn't one.

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