Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fun with Bucket Rides at Big Williamsburg Development Site

Quadriad Bucket One

Work is underway at the big site between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street and N. 3rd and N. 4th Streets in Williamsburg. Part of the property is the site of a big Quadriad development. There are several parcels with different owners on the block and there have been a variety of safety issues, like the hazard we dubbed "The Door of Death." The other day, our Greenpoint Correspondent caught some work activity that prompted the statement, "Worst Construction Safety Ever" and a series of photos. She writes:
I looked up and that's when I saw the worker in the attached photos. He is standing atop the "scoop" of an earthmover. Note the lack of safety helmet. I guess such niceties do not matter to a person who thinks it is A-OK to "work" while wedged between a piece of construction machinery and a building. One story up.

I didn't see how he got up there. I did, however, see how he got down: he shimmied onto the arm of earthmover, hopped into the "scoop" and it lowered him down. Is this acceptable site safety? Just curious.
Many, many more months of work to come on the Quadriad and adjacent sites.

Quadriad Bucket Two-197 Berry

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Blogger Eric said...

As someone who has worked in the construction industry, i would say yes, this is acceptable practice. It's fast, effective, and much more affordable than any alternative. Is this blogworthy?

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i worked construction too.
while not the smartest move it is nothing that outlandish.
it would only seem shocking if you have NO CLUE like this lame blog and are only trying to make another point about how bad everything relating to new construction is.

7:48 PM  

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