Spotted by a reader in Iver, Buckinghamshire, in the UK, a small All Terrain crane blocking the pedestrian walkway and extending into the open road.
A resident living in Iver took this photograph yesterday, stating that the crane had set up on the pavement and used safety tape to block pedestrians, with no attempt to provide an alternative route, and that the crane was in place all day.
It looks as though the crane has not only blocked pedestrians, but one of its outriggers is also extended into the road with no apparent attempt to warn passing motorists, which could have resulted in a vehicle striking it.
On the other hand this looks like a relatively quiet street. And at least the lift crew have stopped pedestrians from walking under the crane boom or load, and parked vans provide some protection from passing traffic. Given that there is a van present for what looks like a small crane, one also assumes that this is a contract lift, which is probably as it should be for work on a private home, although that isn’t always the case. One only hopes that the overhead wire is a telecoms line - although it appears to be a power line.
So is it a Death Wish? Well while some things may be lacking, but it hardly qualifies for that - depending on that power line being a power line or not. Perhaps just a ‘could do a better’ – or ‘take a cone next time’… might be more suitable verdicts.