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Old 05-10-2018, 05:36 AM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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All the industrial cherry pickers I ever worked on and with had an emergency override that activated an electric hydraulic pump to lower the lift. I wonder if the guy didn't know how to operate it, or did the company go cheap and not have it installed, or does the manufacturer just not offer it?
Seems to me it would be a required safety item! Engines can quit for a variety of reasons. If I was 40 feet up when that happened, I would want some way to get back on the ground, SAFELY!
Be that as it may, the woman was WRONG, and deserves whatever the court gives her as punishment!
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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If I worked in one that didn't have an emergency override, I'd carry a rappel rope. A rope would also be a good thing to take along on ski lifts and carnival rides.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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All the industrial cherry pickers I ever worked on and with had an emergency override that activated an electric hydraulic pump to lower the lift. I wonder if the guy didn't know how to operate it, or did the company go cheap and not have it installed, or does the manufacturer just not offer it?
Seems to me it would be a required safety item! Engines can quit for a variety of reasons. If I was 40 feet up when that happened, I would want some way to get back on the ground, SAFELY!
Be that as it may, the woman was WRONG, and deserves whatever the court gives her as punishment!
not a guy. The stranded employee was a woman.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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Wow, I missed that... 'cable gal'!
Even more bizarre now, I wonder what exactly happened.
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:34 AM
 
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Cmon, false imprisonment? thats going a bit too far.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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Cmon, false imprisonment? thats going a bit too far.
No. That is what the crime is. You cannot lock someone up and prevent them from safely moving of their own free will. If you do, it is false imprisonment.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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No. That is what the crime is. You cannot lock someone up and prevent them from safely moving of their own free will. If you do, it is false imprisonment.
I'm wondering why she wasn't charged with theft as well. Since she took items from the truck.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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I would have thrown my sandwich down on her.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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All the industrial cherry pickers I ever worked on and with had an emergency override that activated an electric hydraulic pump to lower the lift. I wonder if the guy didn't know how to operate it, or did the company go cheap and not have it installed, or does the manufacturer just not offer it?
Seems to me it would be a required safety item! Engines can quit for a variety of reasons. If I was 40 feet up when that happened, I would want some way to get back on the ground, SAFELY!
Be that as it may, the woman was WRONG, and deserves whatever the court gives her as punishment!
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If I worked in one that didn't have an emergency override, I'd carry a rappel rope. A rope would also be a good thing to take along on ski lifts and carnival rides.
The emergency override AND rope are both required safety items in _any_ aerial lift intended to lift people.

That said, it's also the responsibility of the operator to ensure these items are present, and functional, which it's been my experience that very few people _ever_ test these functions before use or ensure their truck is equipped with all required safety devices before leaving the yard.
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