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Why I lost my job today..

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Why I lost my job today..

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 14, 2006 09:27AM

Wonder if the driver made it out alive? From the fact there's not even a trailer behind the tractor looks like an even bigger fuck up on the crane operators part.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: February 14, 2006 10:05AM

missed it by *this* much
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: February 14, 2006 10:24AM

given most the load is behind the cab and therefore tilted back, looks like he would have made it... very lucky guy... do you think his next stop was a visit with the crane operator?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 14, 2006 10:35AM

Hopefully in the name of overall safety these drops are made without the driver in the cab at all. Yeah I'd have been climbin the crane tower to give that cat a piece of my mind after that BS. Definitely NOT a job to be taken lightly ... or with a hangover!

My experiences with crane operators is that the young ones are more careful while older operators get complacent and cranky as hell! I figure it has somethin to do with having had peoples lives in their hands too long, seems to get to 'em eventually.

Runnin a crane is every bit as stressful as about anything you can imagine.

My wife runs an overhead crane (like the one that would be used to load/offload these type containers) in the military these days. I don't envy her job !
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: February 14, 2006 03:30PM

looks like the work of a union member......
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: February 14, 2006 11:24PM

note that the back of the container is not touching the ground, it is sitting on what is left of a container chassis...

The black thing in the left side of the pic is a container loader, one means of loading/unloading containers, it's a lot like a really big forklift...

I have hauled countless containers in and out of ports all over America and have only had to get out of my truck one time...I think it was in Seattle, they had overhead cranes that were mobile, they rolled up over the trailer and lifted the container off and drove away with it...

As for the union guys thing...I had spent 6 hours in Port Newark (New Jersey), one problem after another, finally had it all sorted out and the loader was bringing my container up the aisle towards me, when he was just about 500 yards away, he set it down on the ground, turned around and drove away...it was 5 o'clock...quittin' time...what an asshole...