Dave Hakes' – Maui Life


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The craziest truss ever…

Posted by delta on August 6th, 2009

I’ve been on Maui for a long time. I’ve seen some crazy stuff – I’ve seen some stupid stuff. I’ve been rigger on many circus acts. I’ve never seen anything so blatantly unsafe in my life…

I looked above my op station this morning and saw this:


Two narrow scaffolding sides spot welded together with some type of ladder spot welded to the top of it.  The scariest thing is that those are moving lights, not conventionals.  They are heavy and they move, so this thing must swing crazy…

The funniest thing of all, about 50 steps from this area are three 10 foot pieces of real truss not being used at all – and plenty of rigging gear…