Just after dawn the work started with multiple people and machines. I took a series of photos of the operations from the arrival of the workers and starting the equipment through the activity that was going on. They sifted the sand every day I was at the beach.
The worker's white safety belts are very apparent in the photo and quite arresting in relation to the rest of the equipment.
There was lots of equipment used to clean up the BP oil and tar that continued to reach the Alabama beaches during December 2010.