hoistman


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hoistman

[′hȯist·mən]
(engineering)
One who operates steam or electric hoisting machinery to lower and raise cages, skips, or instruments into a mine or an oil or gas well. Also known as hoist operator; winch operator.
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Ramsay's great grandparents James Watson Ramsay, a hoistman, and Jeanie Beaton Ramsay were living in Paisley in 1911 with their family.
For example, Local 14 of the Operating Engineers in New York demands that one person, a hoistman, be responsible solely for pushing the button that operates cargo elevators.
38) Ajoutons a cette categorie les occupations suivantes: rigger, millwright, hoistman, pumpman, mecanicien, cheminot et repairman.