Three cranes operating in Seattle were recently shut down for safety reasons until they can be inspected properly. One of them happens to be right outside the building I work in! Yesterday it was so close to our admin’s window she could have reached out and touched it. The scariest part is that the construction company was warned about these cranes three months ago and they’re just now getting around to shutting them down. Can’t get too behind on building those ugly condos, hmmm?
Also, all three cranes were manufactured by the same Chinese company — and let’s face it, China isn’t exactly a shining example of quality and safety lately.