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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Of these, more than 90% were related to errors by operating (i.e., hoistman or cagetender) and maintenance personnel.
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.
Le travailleur suivant, un Canadien-Anglais (24) prenomme George, occupe a son arrivee le poste de machiniste d'extraction (hoistman), poste bien en vue puisque ce sont ces travailleurs qui tiennent entre leurs mains le sort de tous leurs camarades voyageant dans les cages.