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    hmm Ive never been arrested in the fall.... just a few more belts of this licker and Ill be able to harness the power to fly!!!!if I dont get arrested first. come to think of it I could use a rest about now..

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    This is what the kids in the dangerous playground equipment video grow up to do, which by the way looked like a chuck lot of fun..

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbourjaily View Post
    This is what the kids in the dangerous playground equipment video grow up to do, which by the way looked like a chuck lot of fun..
    It is that thin line between complete confidence and screaming terror. It takes a special kind of person to do that kind of work. They are not extremely common.

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    He appears to have a safety rope tied off with a giant knot to a scaffold pole to the left of centre in the picture. Rope crosses the planks and disappears behind his right ankle before re-appearing again secured to his belt in the centre of his lower back. Possibly a bit too much rope, but perhaps he plans to land on the edge of the horizontal plank below, and simply walk away.

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    Boiler shop workers. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1910.

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    Post 2305.....That form of jib crane is new to me; two horizontal beams and trolley rides between them.
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; Aug 8, 2021 at 10:19 PM.
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    Looks like limited travel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Construction workers dismantling a buckled improvised crane. Buffalo, NY. 1961.

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    Can only speculate how that came to be, two operative terms show through. Improvised and buckled fit together more often than not.
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    ...and being Buffalo, it would be freezing cold...

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    If he's lucky, that's why we have shock absorbing lanyards and auto descenders these days, even in a proper harness positional asphyxia and suspension trauma is a real danger, one my in-house 'rescue' team has had to train for at work.

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