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Workmen stranded on cherry picker.

TWO workmen were left high and dry when a cherry picker cherry picker
1. A maneuverable vertical boom with an open bucket or cage at the end from which a worker can perform aerial work such as pruning trees or repairing electrical lines.

2. A vehicle equipped with such a boom.
 broke down.

The two contractors had been examining brickwork four storeys up on flats in Riverside Drive A number of cities around the world have a Riverside Drive.

In the United States:
  • Riverside Drive (Anderson, California)
  • Riverside Drive (Asotin County, Washington)
  • Riverside Drive (Austin, Texas)
  • Riverside Drive (Bandon, Oregon)
, Solihull, when the machine developed a hydraulic leak, causing the system to shut down.

Fire crews were called to the flats at about 12.30pm on Wednesday nearly 45 minutes after the cherry picker broke down.

Firefighters used a hydraulic platform from Bournbrook station to rescue the two men.

Crew commander Ian Wishart Ian Wishart is a New Zealand journalist, author and editor of Investigate magazine.

Wishart is a Christian and his views come from the extreme right politically, strongly attacking the current New Zealand government as Marxist; and criticising homosexual rights and
, from Solihull fire station, said: "I think they were a bit embarrassed about it but I don't know why they waited so long to call us because it was a windy day and it wasn't too warm.

"They were up there for about an hour and a half in the end."

Neither of the men required hospital treatment.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Nov 21, 2008
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