Operator Jeremiah Babolik of Pine City, Minn., uses an excavator with a “muncher” to chew through concrete and sort recyclable metal from rocky material and other debris during the demolition of the KDLH and Palladio Buildings earlier this month.( Bob King / email@example.com)
Sam Cook column: Watching a master of movement at work
I want to be Jeremiah Babolik for at least two hours. Maybe all day.
Standing in an alley above Superior Street in downtown Duluth earlier this month, I’m staring through a chain-link fence watching Babolik tweak the controls of a Caterpillar 330 CL excavator.
He flicks a lever. The yellow boom extends like the neck of a brontosaurus.
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