The article also has a go at union's for safety double standards
You can clearly see that the crane currently has a load attached (a small yellow boom lift / ewp) and from looking at the picture it looks like the object is moving.
Obviously the person who took the photo could see that, perhaps someone with too much time on their hands.
One wonders what checks go on at ABC news to check the validity before publishing stories, and its a reminder for construction workers to be careful, there are trouble makers out there. Would be nice to go to this chaps work for a day or two with a camera and make trouble for him but we all have better things to do :)