[Nameplate] Overcast ~ 50°F  
High: 62°F ~ Low: 46°F
Monday, May 2, 2016

Oops

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

(Photo)
A hydraulic excavator belonging to Hurley Contracting rests precariously on its side after plunging into the basement portion of a tear-down at 316 N. Jackson St. No injuries were reported in the accident. The building is being demolished to make way for a new veterinary clinic.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on bannergraphic.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

they have classes on how to operate heavy machinery. thats a thought...

-- Posted by billy b on Wed, Jan 23, 2008, at 3:00 AM

It is evident that the operator was not working in a safe manner.Looking at the angle of the cab and the axis of the track this is one lucky person.Makes you worder if proper training was given by this company. as per OSHA requirments?

-- Posted by al-cesnik on Wed, Jan 23, 2008, at 6:53 AM

No amount of training can make up for incompetence.

-- Posted by JustinH on Thu, Jan 24, 2008, at 4:54 AM

It is true a picture is worth a 1000 words but I will not need that many.

This is a prime example of just because you can obtain equipment or even just a key you can not use some people and the word operator in the same sentence.

Where was the safety people that qualified this person to get in the seat.

People looking for someone to do work for them should keep pictures like these to remind them what you usually get with the lowest bid.

-- Posted by knowitalloperator on Thu, Jan 24, 2008, at 12:05 PM

The lack of safety at this job site speaks volumns about this contractor. Caution tape should be placed around all open holes at a construction site. Every time I drove past this site this weekend and so far this week, all I saw was a basement sized hole with no caution tape around it at all.

Shouldn't someone in an official capacity have noticed this as well?

-- Posted by safety1st on Tue, Jan 29, 2008, at 10:13 AM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: