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    More: Scary, Construction, construction worker, Ontario's labour ministry, 54-second snippet of video, Toronto, crane load, downtown Toronto, Ontario's Ministry  
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4143 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jul 2022 at 7:20 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-06 6:23:23 PM  
Oh f*ck right off!

According to a different source:
https://storeys.com/toronto-construction-worker-dangling-crane/

The guy was the rigger/swamper, so he had the radio to communicate with the crane operator. He was lifted from the fifth floor rigging area to almost thirty stories up before the crane operator noticed and lowered him back down. Broken wrist and bruised thumb.
The condition of his underwear wasn't mentioned.

Lucky guy... Jeez.

Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.
 
2022-07-06 7:17:08 PM  
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2022-07-06 7:29:04 PM  
Considering you was really tangled up by his wrist he probably wasn't at risk of falling. I'm sure he was probably a little nervous about it but that's all.
 
2022-07-06 7:33:07 PM  
FTA:  The construction site is the same one where a crane collapsed into an adjacent building in July of 2020.

Something something building on an ancient burial ground.

Does Toronto just let anyone be a crane operator?

"I can fly... <hic> I'm a pilot."
 
2022-07-06 7:38:56 PM  
It is shocking how little force it takes to pull your finger or thumb completely off if caught in a rope or knot. He is lucky the entanglement was his wrist

He's lucky he wore his brown pants that day
 
2022-07-06 7:39:54 PM  
Hey, free hardhat.
 
2022-07-06 7:39:59 PM  
You're not gonna need it...
 
2022-07-06 7:42:30 PM  
Worker's hand was 'entangled with a tagline' said construction company overseeing site

I bet that Fark can come up with a good tagline.

A witness standing off-camera can be heard saying: "Oh my God, how the f--k did this happen?"

Well, that's actually a pretty good tagline.
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2022-07-06 7:45:27 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Worker's hand was 'entangled with a tagline' said construction company overseeing site

I bet that Fark can come up with a good tagline.

A witness standing off-camera can be heard saying: "Oh my God, how the f--k did this happen?"

Well, that's actually a pretty good tagline.
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Probably couldn't reach his radio and the crane operator took silence as a yes. Lucky the guy survived.
 
2022-07-06 7:57:42 PM  
Dude is lucky. If you die in Canada you die in real life.
 
2022-07-06 7:58:21 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Worker's hand was 'entangled with a tagline' said construction company overseeing site

I bet that Fark can come up with a good tagline.

A witness standing off-camera can be heard saying: "Oh my God, how the f--k did this happen?"

Well, that's actually a pretty good tagline.
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"Oh my god how the fark did this happen?" is a pretty accurate post in 90% of Fark threads.  Maybe time for a new Fark motto?
 
2022-07-06 8:06:55 PM  

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Yep, so reminds me of this.
 
2022-07-06 8:11:12 PM  

Redh8t: Oh f*ck right off!

According to a different source:
https://storeys.com/toronto-construction-worker-dangling-crane/

The guy was the rigger/swamper, so he had the radio to communicate with the crane operator. He was lifted from the fifth floor rigging area to almost thirty stories up before the crane operator noticed and lowered him back down. Broken wrist and bruised thumb.
The condition of his underwear wasn't mentioned.

Lucky guy... Jeez.

Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.


Sounds like dude who was almost killed also didn't report it when he went to the hospital.
 
2022-07-06 8:32:20 PM  
My personal knowledge of Toronto crane operators:

Not heave drinkers.  Smoke an ounce + a week.
 
2022-07-06 8:35:22 PM  

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Redh8t: Oh f*ck right off!

According to a different source:
https://storeys.com/toronto-construction-worker-dangling-crane/

The guy was the rigger/swamper, so he had the radio to communicate with the crane operator. He was lifted from the fifth floor rigging area to almost thirty stories up before the crane operator noticed and lowered him back down. Broken wrist and bruised thumb.
The condition of his underwear wasn't mentioned.

Lucky guy... Jeez.

Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.

Sounds like dude who was almost killed also didn't report it when he went to the hospital.


K but we don't know who notified the labor Minister's office

"Ontario's Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development confirmed it was notified about the incident on Tuesday"

It could have been the company.  Usually things like this would be reported to work safe (Canadian version of occupational health and safety).
 
2022-07-06 8:36:20 PM  
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

I worked on a site 30 years ago where they formed and poured the building. I worked for the GC/owner of the building and we were non-union, but PCL's crew was militant union and PCL did fu*k-all to control them. They'd threaten to throw our guys off the building, steal our stuff, followed guys home in some blue collar intimidation tactic, etc. Cops and MOL were on the site daily over their crap and we had to rotate our guys out to different sites on a regular basis to keep tensions as low as possible.

Company I worked for vowed to never hire a unionized sub-trade ever again and as far as I can tell they kept their word.
 
2022-07-06 8:38:03 PM  
I love the Canadian blue collar accent.
 
2022-07-06 8:43:43 PM  

Redh8t: Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.


Would you?
 
2022-07-06 8:53:14 PM  
Well, I work across the street from that site so we'll see how active that work site is next time I'm in the office.
 
2022-07-06 8:57:06 PM  

talkyournonsense: J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Redh8t: Oh f*ck right off!

According to a different source:
https://storeys.com/toronto-construction-worker-dangling-crane/

The guy was the rigger/swamper, so he had the radio to communicate with the crane operator. He was lifted from the fifth floor rigging area to almost thirty stories up before the crane operator noticed and lowered him back down. Broken wrist and bruised thumb.
The condition of his underwear wasn't mentioned.

Lucky guy... Jeez.

Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.

Sounds like dude who was almost killed also didn't report it when he went to the hospital.

K but we don't know who notified the labor Minister's office

"Ontario's Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development confirmed it was notified about the incident on Tuesday"

It could have been the company.  Usually things like this would be reported to work safe (Canadian version of occupational health and safety).


They were working the day after the accident according to that article, so not the company.
 
2022-07-06 9:00:33 PM  
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2022-07-06 9:02:45 PM  

Tyrosine: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

I worked on a site 30 years ago where they formed and poured the building. I worked for the GC/owner of the building and we were non-union, but PCL's crew was militant union and PCL did fu*k-all to control them. They'd threaten to throw our guys off the building, steal our stuff, followed guys home in some blue collar intimidation tactic, etc. Cops and MOL were on the site daily over their crap and we had to rotate our guys out to different sites on a regular basis to keep tensions as low as possible.

Company I worked for vowed to never hire a unionized sub-trade ever again and as far as I can tell they kept their word.


My boss was victimized by union toughs for not doing things exactly their way back in the early '80s  They trashed his company work truck, his deliveries for that day stolen right out of said work truck, his clipboard with his work orders (including the ones for me) stolen at the same time.  He was normally on my jobsite by 0800 and on this day he didn't get in until 1100, and accompanied by two cops.  That man looked like he was ready to kill somebody.  We had about a one minute conversation where he said I had the site for the day and they left without another word.  I later learned they busted up his car too but he fortunately didn't find out until later that day.  Glad I wasn't there for that discovery.

/never joined a union in my life and won't ever.  Those guys act like Mafia and for all I know some of them are.
 
2022-07-06 10:06:32 PM  
The viral marketing for "The Man from Toronto" is a little out of hand.
 
2022-07-06 10:52:52 PM  

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.

Sounds like dude who was almost killed also didn't report it when he went to the hospital.


Yeah, I noticed the reddit post regarding that tidbit.
Neither did the guy 'formerly known' as a crane operator. They'll both get their bank accounts kicked for this. So will the workers who helped the swamper after he was down. If none of them reported the incident.
Nowhere near as much as the company though.

It seems as though the labor ministry learned about it on Tuesday, so most likely a subcontractor called them. Perhaps the fellow who took the video? Dunno.
Maybe after the company tried to sweep it under the rug, someone rightfully got a little pissy.
 
2022-07-06 11:14:23 PM  

studebaker hoch: Redh8t: Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.

Would you?


Yes. Without a second thought.
Reporting incidents like these, help prevent them from reoccurring.

Anything that requires first aid must be reported to the company. And if the injury requires off-site medical attention, it must be reported to a relevant safety authority, such as OSHA.
 
2022-07-06 11:21:42 PM  
You can tell he's a union employee because he's not doing anything except for hanging around the job site.
 
2022-07-07 12:16:10 AM  
Um, what sort of hard hats is s'mitter wearing that covers his wrist?
 
2022-07-07 12:23:47 AM  
Has he been fired yet?
They'll find grounds to fire him.
 
2022-07-07 3:19:25 AM  

Redh8t: studebaker hoch: Redh8t: Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.

Would you?

Yes. Without a second thought.
Reporting incidents like these, help prevent them from reoccurring.


Yes, of course.

/We have such a strong safety culture we even file near-miss reports when things could havehappened.
 
2022-07-07 4:02:22 AM  

studebaker hoch: Redh8t: studebaker hoch: Redh8t: Also, the construction company didn't bother reporting it. They're looking at some significant fines for this f*ckup.

Would you?

Yes. Without a second thought.
Reporting incidents like these, help prevent them from reoccurring.

Yes, of course.

/We have such a strong safety culture we even file near-miss reports when things could havehappened.


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