Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mid Winter Snow 16-June-09

Mid Winter Snow 16-June-09, originally uploaded by _setev.

While it is not unusual to see snow here in the winter it is unusual if it snows down to sea level.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Crane Accident

Crane Accident, originally uploaded by _setev.

The crane tipped over this morning right in front of my office. I literally saw it as it happened. Fortunately nobody was injured which is amazing because the boom of the crane extends right out into the middle of a busy intersection.

The crane has a 70 tonne lifting capacity so it is very large. The rescue operation used 3 different cranes to remove it and took all day.

The biggest lesson I learnt today is to always have a camera at the ready. I had to go home at lunch time to get one.