crane operator


: a person who operates a crane (a big machine with a long arm that is used by builders for lifting and moving heavy things)

Examples of crane operator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their parents divorced when the kids were young, and their father worked long hours as a crane operator. C.j. Chivers James Patrick Cronin Elena Hecht Anna Diamond Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 6 June 2024 From 1964 until his retirement in 1994, Mr. Orange was a crane operator at Bethlehem Steel Corp.’s Sparrows Point plant. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2024 Firefighters, with help from a crane operator on the job, rescued 15 workers in the building. Ames Alexander, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024 Fifteen other workers were rescued, including a crane operator who was stranded 160 feet in the air for more than an hour, with the crane threatening collapse. Michael Gordon, Charlotte Observer, 16 Apr. 2024 The worker struck their head and was killed. ▪ October 14, 2019: A 45-year-old roofer’s helper working for a framing contractor in a residential area near Miami Lakes was on a crane’s telescopic boom trying to install a crane attachment when the crane operator moved the boom. Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald, 5 Apr. 2024 The 46-year-old crane operator from a northern English town did make it to the storied major – sporting plastic shoes, a fishing hat, false teeth and a set of cheap mail-order clubs – before carding a 49-over-par 121, the worst score ever carded in the Open’s history. Ben Morse, CNN, 29 Mar. 2024 The crane operator was moving 16 tons of concrete when the operator saw the fire started and tried to extinguish it, officials said. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 26 July 2023 The crane operator was able to evacuate safely, officials said. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 26 July 2023

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“Crane operator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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