“This system provides our crane operators with a safe, efficient, private bathroom option, eliminates multiple difficult climbs to and from the tower crane cab, and allows work to continue without hour-plus-long delays,” McCoy said.
Although it looks funny from the street, the system is actually more efficient than the company’s previous method of leaving the toilet on the ground and moving it each time the concrete slab was poured.
And though I’m using “he” to refer to the operator, the system will accommodate female workers as well, McCoy said.
Not every crane operator is so fortunate in their facilities. One 2011Â Milwaukee Journal SentinelÂ story stated ever so delicately that a crane operator relieved himself “using informal facilities.”
Other crane operatorsÂ speak outrightÂ about urinating in jars or bottles. One was fancy enough to have a five-gallon “bathroom bucket” with sanitary liner.
The crane at Washington and Richardson streets is working on the future Aloft hotel, a modern, seven-story, 144-room facility perched atop a five-story city parking garage.
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Amy Clarke Burns, [email protected]:41 p.m. EST November 12, 2014