Fun with Bucket Rides at Big Williamsburg Development Site
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.Many, many more months of work to come on the Quadriad and adjacent sites.
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.