Friday, July 12, 2013

"Hitching" a lift

The City of Lexington built their own truck mounted hoist for lifting manhole covers and for pulling pumps from lift stations.  The hoist mounts into the hitch and can easily be mounted or removed by two people.  It is powered by the truck battery.  

The League of Minnesota Insurance Trust has 
determined that lifting manhole covers, pumps, and things weighing over 51 lbs, especially repeatedly and from awkward positions, place an employee at high risk for a workers' compensation injury.  Help prevent those injuries from happening by purchasing or building and using the right equipment for the job.                                                                                     
by Jackie Torgerson

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