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(Kingston Whig)   Crane operator rescued by helicopter from raging construction site fire decides he's too old for that sh*t   (thewhig.com) divider line 27
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2013-12-19 09:01:58 AM
the Ministry of Labour was concerned that Jastrzebski didn't put on a safety harness before walking out on the boom

Oh shut up, you.

/Great job on the rescue, guys
 
2013-12-19 09:47:36 AM

Radak: the Ministry of Labour was concerned that Jastrzebski didn't put on a safety harness before walking out on the boom

Oh shut up, you.

/Great job on the rescue, guys


Ah bureaucrats. Let's quickly create a new Ministry of Safety Harnesses were people who've never been higher than a staircase and never worked a day in their lives get to decide what people in life or death situations have to do.

The Ministry should be forced up a crane like that and lit on fire. Just so they understand. No helicopter rescue though.

What the hell is a 68 year old doing working anyways? Oh yes, this is the glorious future I imagined when I heard about how productive our technology makes us!
 
2013-12-19 09:48:44 AM
Knows how you feel


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2013-12-19 09:48:53 AM
Article starts strong but turns into the sort of ramble any HS english teacher would frown at as padding for length.
 
2013-12-19 09:51:51 AM
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2013-12-19 09:56:53 AM
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/Any excuse to post this
 
2013-12-19 10:05:21 AM
68 and made the long ladder climb up and down every day?

Impressive.
 
2013-12-19 10:08:44 AM
He sounds like a good man.
 
2013-12-19 10:09:21 AM
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2013-12-19 10:18:24 AM
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2013-12-19 10:33:22 AM
img.fark.net

Not mine, but the original poster said it was from this incident.
 
2013-12-19 10:34:49 AM

Radak: the Ministry of Labour was concerned that Jastrzebski didn't put on a safety harness before walking out on the boom

Oh shut up, you.

/Great job on the rescue, guys


Of course they would be concerned.  Heaven forfend he wasn't properly trussed-up in the event he had been roasted.  For future reference, we'll need to make sure that if any official from the Ministry of Labour is ever in a position to need rescue at any kind of height, the chopper won't pick them up until they have the proper safety equipment in place, have the documentation on hand to prove that they are authorized and trained to use it and have all of that verified by a MoL inspector - preferably one who doesn't know them so that we can forego the appearance of letting any regulations slide because of cronyism.

And "Great job on the rescue, guys" is seconded.  Flying a chopper with that kind of precision isn't easy, especially in the draftiness created by a major fire.
 
2013-12-19 10:37:29 AM

Radak: the Ministry of Labour was concerned that Jastrzebski didn't put on a safety harness before walking out on the boom

Oh shut up, you.

/Great job on the rescue, guys


I would imagine a safety harness at that stage would have been uncomfortable, what with the burnt back, legs and hands.

Asshats.
 
2013-12-19 10:46:23 AM
You know this is Canada because the guy thank his rescuers several times during the interview.
 
2013-12-19 10:47:19 AM
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Aerial Picture from the Kingston Whig's twitter feed.
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The SAR tech crew from 424_Sqn that helped rescue a crane oprt during the fire in Kingston yesterday - from the Whig's Twitter feed
 
2013-12-19 10:52:53 AM

livechild: [img.fark.net image 597x183]
Aerial Picture from the Kingston Whig's twitter feed.
[img.fark.net image 600x400]
The SAR tech crew from 424_Sqn that helped rescue a crane oprt during the fire in Kingston yesterday - from the Whig's Twitter feed


I hope the guy second from left isn't the pilot. He might try to go two directions at once!
 
2013-12-19 10:57:23 AM
My brother was going to be working on this building in the near future and knows a lot of the workers who were there.  There were people (and friends) trapped on the roof of the "tinderbox" that the crane operator lowered to the ground with the crane.  When it came time for him to get out, it was too late and the flames were too high. This man saved the lives of those people, and only thought about saving himself until everyone was safe.

I think that's about the definition of heroism.
 
2013-12-19 11:01:12 AM

RDixon: 68 and made the long ladder climb up and down every day?

Impressive.


I thought he was planning to stay up there until next year. You go down at 69.
 
2013-12-19 11:11:15 AM
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2013-12-19 11:13:15 AM

Radak: the Ministry of Labour was concerned that Jastrzebski didn't put on a safety harness before walking out on the boom

Oh shut up, you.

/Great job on the rescue, guys


Someone should make a parody Bond film where he has to deal with bureaucrats, and M is from the Ministry of Labour.
 
2013-12-19 11:16:06 AM

livechild: [img.fark.net image 597x183]
Aerial Picture from the Kingston Whig's twitter feed.
[img.fark.net image 600x400]
The SAR tech crew from 424_Sqn that helped rescue a crane oprt during the fire in Kingston yesterday - from the Whig's Twitter feed


Five man crew? Do they fly with a corpsman?
 
2013-12-19 11:23:30 AM

Mr. Right: For future reference, we'll need to make sure that if any official from the Ministry of Labour is ever in a position to need rescue at any kind of height, the chopper won't pick them up until they have the proper safety equipment in place, have the documentation on hand to prove that they are authorized and trained to use it and have all of that verified by a MoL inspector - preferably one who doesn't know them so that we can forego the appearance of letting any regulations slide because of cronyism.


I like the way you think. Bring the helicopter, but fark around with the guy. Awesome.
 
2013-12-19 12:10:07 PM

Mr.Hawk: livechild: [img.fark.net image 597x183]
Aerial Picture from the Kingston Whig's twitter feed.
[img.fark.net image 600x400]
The SAR tech crew from 424_Sqn that helped rescue a crane oprt during the fire in Kingston yesterday - from the Whig's Twitter feed

I hope the guy second from left isn't the pilot. He might try to go two directions at once!


SARTechs in Orange, Flight crew in green.
 
2013-12-19 12:14:31 PM

mightybaldking: Mr.Hawk: livechild: [img.fark.net image 597x183]
Aerial Picture from the Kingston Whig's twitter feed.
[img.fark.net image 600x400]
The SAR tech crew from 424_Sqn that helped rescue a crane oprt during the fire in Kingston yesterday - from the Whig's Twitter feed

I hope the guy second from left isn't the pilot. He might try to go two directions at once!

SARTechs in Orange, Flight crew in green.


Major/Captain Pilot, Co-Pilot 
Sgt. Load/Flightmaster
Sgt. SarTech
Airman/Cpl SarTech.
 
2013-12-19 01:40:08 PM

mightybaldking: SARTechs in Orange, Flight crew in green.


Yep.  If I'm reading insignias right, the guy on the far left was the pilot.

Regardless, salutes to all.
 
2013-12-19 03:11:07 PM

MagicBoris: [img.fark.net image 720x405]

Not mine, but the original poster said it was from this incident.


Perfect ad placement.
 
2013-12-19 05:47:54 PM

traylor: MagicBoris: [img.fark.net image 720x405]

Not mine, but the original poster said it was from this incident.

Perfect ad placement.


That has to be shopped?
 
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