Spotted in Scarborough, UK, the local Fire Brigade setting up its aerial work platform over live traffic for a very brief job to remove a tree limb.
According to our correspondent the entire job took barely more than 10 minutes, so he wonders why the crew did not simply stop the traffic for a few minutes. In his own words: Here are Scarborough Fire Brigade seemingly out to recover a loose branch in a tree in Falsgrave Road, Scarborough over a live traffic junction and indeed moments later above my car.... yet 10 minutes later the incident is dealt with and all fire appliances had left the junction. .. surely for such a quick piece of work it's better to stop all traffic for 5 minutes ?”
We agree – setting up above traffic is a risky business and definitely one for our Death Wish series – perhaps the last of the year.