Couldn't cut it fast enough so it didn't fall the way you wanted?I had one of my climbers cut a small limb over a pool and it speared a puncture in the liner. It's been 25 years ago but the repair cost more than the job grossed.
I guess I deserve it for sending him in a tree with an 09.
You know what's really funny about that... We had a guy for a couple weeks a year or so ago, who formerly worked for a large company that starts with the letter before B, said he'd been climbing for 10 years. Our boss buys 193t's, you get one - you break it, you better fix it, or climb with a 170. So this new guy said he could climb, we take him on. Turned out he hadn't climbed a tree in years, he was a bucket kinda guy. Well, most of our workspaces aren't bucket truck friendly, so we climb. A lot. We pull up to a job, there's a pine removal. He sees a pine in the front yard, figures, hey, here's a pine, must be it! Well, no. The actual tree is in the back, leaning over the house, in a tight enough spot we also couldn't bring in a lift. Ask him if he brought his gear. Yep. Ok, here's the tree. He looks at the tree, then looks at us. Up to now, he hasn't admitted that he doesn't climb, so he puts on his spurs and an ancient belt, and goes on up. Slower than even me, and I ain't fast. We have to talk him through rigging everything. Anyways, this guy manages to pinch the bar on a brand new 193t, block goes the wrong way, smashes up the saw. The next day he shows up with an 009. We just kinda stared at him. Couple weeks later he had to let a ground guy climb a tree for him, he quit bringing climbing gear after the pine. He didn't last long.I guess I deserve it for sending him in a tree with an 09.
I didn't see the cut that did it.Couldn't cut it fast enough so it didn't fall the way you wanted?