Topper Robson Blast Furnance Rigger

The HCSW project team are doing a month focus in June 2021 on Health and Safety

A comment on one of our posts has conjured up a story and a character we would like to know more about

Stephen McGuigan wrote

There was a rigger at the Blast called Topper Robson. Imagine the top level of the furnace with what were referred to as the goal posts on top.He thought nothing of going up a wooden ladder with a sling and chain block over his shoulder, climbing into the crossbar, walking along it, wrapping the sling around then hooking the chain block to the sling.

If you know of Topper Robson or any family in the area we would like to learn more about him please comment or email the project team

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