As a crime suspect tried to flee from a veteran Boston police officer, two Turner Construction workers stepped in to help the officer arrest the man.
According to the Boston PD, the suspect had allegedly committed larceny a few blocks away from Officer Edward Fleming spotted the suspect and followed him into the Prudential Mall. At that same time, Turner Construction workers Ned Flood and Robert Doyle noticed the officer chasing the suspect and followed them into the mall. When they noticed Officer Fleming was struggling to take the suspect into custody, the two men stepped in to bring him down, so Officer Fleming could arrest him.
According to the police, the suspect, who was not named, is a career criminal, who, at the time was also wanted on a few other warrants that were unrelated. After his arrest, he was charged with larceny.
Flood and Doyle were later honored by the Boston Police Department, for their heroics in the arrest. "These construction workers do a lot for this city and have always had a great relationship with our officers. We appreciate their support and the support of those from Boston Properties for their role in following up on this incident,” said Police Commissioner William Evans.
You can watch the video below and view the Boston PD’s press release from their Facebook page here.
As you may already know, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks officially opened their new home, the Fiserv Forum, for the 2018-2019 NBA season last October. That new stadium is being heralded as the “World’s First Bird Friendly Arena,” due to many of the design features. Well, since the new one is open, we can only expect that the old, non-bird friendly (I’m assuming) arena has overstayed its welcome and has to go.
Let’s get 2019 started with the first building demolition by implosion of the year.
The Smithsonian channel is airing a series of shows titled America in Color, in which they enhance lost or forgotten video footage of the 1900s, beginning with the 1920s. Part of the first episode in the series shows the men that worked on skyscrapers in New York City and it’s been edited to show color, as opposed to black and white, for the first time.
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.