This photo of a crane at work in the street was received from a reader last month and is said to show a lift that was carried out in the greater Manchester area of the UK at that time.
It looks as though it is preparing to lift some sort of large bath, hot tub or maybe a fridge? over the house and in to the back yard/garden. The operator has set up on a road junction with the outriggers extended well into the street, and yet no sign of any attempt to cordon off or warn road users of the obstacle. On top of that it looks as though one of the load side outriggers is set up close to a manhole cover? Although the operator probably checked this out in advance……. When he obtained his permit to close one lane of the road.
In the words of our correspondent: “This is a crane operated by a company in Manchester, he’s going to have a massive accident and hurt somebody soon. Definitely one for the death wish as it doesn’t have a name on the side.”
One imagines that the lift was completed without any serious issues, was it crane hire or contract lift? – regardless it definitely qualifies for our Death Wish series.