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11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1813251)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
The safety bar is actually a ROPS frame. A folding safety frame which is a legal requirement in the UK, so the bucket would have had no problem fitting over it (as it could be unlocked & folded down) onto the higher deck on the low loader.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1813168)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
That's true of many footbridges as well as some bridges. However, that trailer had the space to provide a much lower profile of the load in question.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1813163)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Ooops...revised opinion.

Dumper truck couldn't be at headwall due to it being a low loader trailer. Still, the digger's shovel should have been placed on the higher deck which would have provided a much lower profile & bridge would not have been hit.

14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1813161)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Sorry Grant, it's not in the other shot. Got that as a screenshot from the aerial video.

Totally agree, the whole incident was very lucky in that no serious causalities or fatalities involved.

As with all forms of transport, just an extra few minutes evaluating the load will always prevent incidents such as this thereby making it much more safer for everyone.

Edit: I feel sorry for the transport company as that is going to be one hell of an insurance headache.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1813159)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Doubt it as there is a dumper truck in the way. Dumper should have been placed at the headwall with the digger at the rear with the arm lowered. As for the motorcyclist, he was very lucky he had the time to throw himself off the bike & only suffered cracked ribs.

16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1813148)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
What is it these days about truck drivers & bridges?



Truck with digger hit the bridge. It's possible that the truck driver does not have a license to operate diggers but it's his responsibility to ensure his load.

Have transported diggers in the past but unlike that guy, have ensured the digger arm is lowered on the flatbed. Looking at the 2nd photo in the report, the rest of that flatbed is empty, so the driver will have some questions to answer.

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17) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1812990)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
"Initially, Merkel had planned announce her intentions in spring 2016. But then came the refugee crisis and the ensuing bitter dispute with Seehofer and the CSU as to how best to confront the challenge."

It seems that Germany has problems with their "immigration crisis"

"Initially, Merkel had planned announce her intentions in spring 2016.

At the time, the chancellor decided to delay her announcement until this fall.
The dispute with Seehofer has not yet been adequately resolved and the Bavarian party is considering the possibility of nominating its own candidate for the Chancellery."

It seems that German politicians also hold back on decisions until the time is right!

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18) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1812756)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
Well, that's up to them.
19) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1812751)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
& that's the 800 lb gorilla in the room.

Makes one wonder why the referendum was held in the 1st place as Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is meaningless until the 1972 ECA is repealed.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1812455)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
Wow, whatever happened to professionalism? I bet many here worked with people that they did not like but got on with the job in hand.

Cabin Crew argue so much, they got removed from the aircraft
21) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1812126)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
!975 was for the Social Chapter of the EEC which Britain joined in 1973 (without a referendum).

Maastricht & Lisbon turned the EEC into the EU. Many of the Eurozone nations held referendums for those treaties. Did Britain?
22) Message boards : Politics : Olympics (Message 1812082)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Why not just agree that everyone whoever they are deserved their medals :-)

I've never fussed over the Olympics as I prefer Rugby, Football & Cricket.

As in everything in life, there are winners & losers.
23) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1812074)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Well since the Maastricht & Lisbon Treaties were ratified by parliament with no referendum for the people, those very same people saw how the EU were handling the global financial crisis & made matters worse for those within the Eurozone.

So our politicians seeing the same thing, decided to give the people their say knowing full well (mistakenly as it seems) that they could continue in the same vein as the country wouldn't be foolish enough to say leave...

...oops! Now we can all sit back & watch those very same politicians bluff their way out of the biggest mess of their own creation!
24) Message boards : Politics : Olympics (Message 1812070)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Why bad luck? GB came 2nd. There's no such country as EU as far as the IOC is concerned :-)

Oh & as for bad sportsmanship...

Australia, France & Germany question GB success

...that's bad form old sport :-)
25) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1812058)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Does any one really believe that Brexit via Article 50 will actually happen?
26) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1812052)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
Australia says no worries, hmmm...

DCNS 22,000 page data leak
27) Message boards : Politics : Olympics (Message 1812051)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
...but they're acting as if they are :-)
28) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1811330)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
Hmm, it sees that National & Local Government are no longer interested in taking care of the country but in creating large scale ATM's.

Schools in the hands of offshore firms

With £6 billion up for grabs, nice ATM :-(
29) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1810945)
Posted 9 days ago by Sirius B
"Employees of the New York City Parks removed the unauthorised installations. "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small," quipped parks spokesman Sam Biederman."

Trump in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Cleveland
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1810124)
Posted 12 days ago by Sirius B
Oh, the irony :-)



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