Video Shows Crane Operator’s 310-Foot-High Commute

June 29, 2015

Video footage, shot by the Idaho Statesman, captures a 310-foot climb to the top of a crane and back down, at a construction site in downtown Boise, Idaho.

Crane Specs:

Height: 310 feet to the jib

Jib length: 181 feet from tower

Cost: More than $30,000 per month (expected for nine to 10 months)

Counterweight: About 80,000 pounds

Lifting capacity: 22,000 pounds

Weight of beams: 2,000 pounds to 10,000 pounds, depending on length and construction method