Spider, a division of SafeWorks, recently put its new material hoist to work on the Pinnacle Museum Tower Condominium in San Diego.
Capital Glazing turned to Spider to lift oversized mirrors and decorative glass panels to the penthouse on the condominium’s 35th floor. On the 400-foot-high balcony, Spider mounted two of its SC1000 hoists in its new material hoisting kit on I-beams supported by nine-foot high OBS frames. Workers at ground level managed tether lines to control panels measuring 142 inches by 66 inches and weighing up to 350 pounds until they were landed on the balcony between the OBS frame towers. Over the course of two and a half days, 26 panels were safely lifted and delivered.
Spider’s material hoist kit is a new addition to its extensive line of access products. The kit allows a contractor to fully comply with ANSI A10.5 when using a man-rated hoist without modifications in material lifting applications. The additional limit switch, power loss reset and emergency stop features are designed to keep the operator safe when lifting heavy loads of up to 2,000 pounds.
Seattle-based Spider, a division of SafeWorks, is No. 70 on the RER 100.