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Truck idles at bus stop while driver goes inside construction fence

Dean & Carlton bus stop
January 6, 2015 - 11:27pm

Construction delivery stops and idles at bus stop for 10 minutes while driver goes inside the construction fence on the opposite corner.

The nature of the threat posed by the incident or impact.
Local community
Public health
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Response from ESD

Priority: -> normal
State: -> Closed/resolved
Client: -> Public

Today, the following response was received from ESD:

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding  the Atlantic Yards Project. Boom trucks are trucks that have an arm type manlift with a personnel basket mounted on the top of the vehicle. These boom arms have multiple “joints” or “elbows” in them.  There are usually controls mounted in the basket, or “bucket” that allow the operator to control the movement of the basket.  Hydraulic fluid flowing through hoses connected to these controls are key components of the boom truck and must be kept warm so that the controls are not slow or sluggish in cold weather.  In cold temperatures, such as the day the boom truck was in use (January 6, 2015), these types of trucks need to stay warm to keep these hoses from freezing and or breaking which is why the engine was kept on during its use.

I hope this addresses your concern. If you have any additional questions don't hesitate to contact Nicole Jordan at atlanicyards@esd.ny.gov .


This is not a resolved incident

This is an insufficient response to close as resolved this incident report.  Ms. Jordan's response is simply to explain that the truck was a boom truck that needs to continue running.  Her answer does not address the illegal action of leaving a truck driver-less in a bus stop.  And I'm not a truck expert, but when I look at the documentation attached to the resident's complaint, the photo doesn't look like a boom truck, it looks like a flatbed.  
By what criteria and rationale is this closed as resolved by the administrator?  There is a difference between genuinely resolving issues and removing them from circulation by burying them or shelving them.