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Old 03-17-2020, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hell, I get vertigo watching the video.

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Old 03-17-2020, 04:01 PM   #2
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. Bet they only fell once
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:49 PM   #3
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I already fell off watching the video
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:53 PM   #4
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I,m a retired Ironworker. It was a job I loved until they put me in supervision. I don't miss that 50 lbs toolbelt and bolt bags, but loved it.
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:56 PM   #5
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Agh heck...I couldn’t watch..
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:16 PM   #6
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Eeek!
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:27 PM   #7
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Saw on one the Golden Gate Bridge too. They finally put a net up after 30 people fell off


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Old 03-17-2020, 07:31 PM   #8
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i got tingly feet just watching
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:39 PM   #9
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Back when men were men and zero flips given.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:42 PM   #10
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I,m a retired Ironworker. It was a job I loved until they put me in supervision. I don't miss that 50 lbs toolbelt and bolt bags, but loved it.
I hung iron as a young man myself and loved it. As I got older, fatter, and bad knees I migrated towards the cranes as an operator
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:03 PM   #11
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This is from a time where there were Zero safety precautions and almost no guidelines. Construction companies and real estate Barons controlled the game. OSHA did not happen until the 70's. Today in construction, you cannot have your feet more than 6' off the floor without being tied off to an anchor point wearing a full body harness.
Safety is WAY over the top now.
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:19 PM   #12
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A job like that would keep a man thin
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:39 PM   #13
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Saw on one the Golden Gate Bridge too. They finally put a net up after 30 people fell off


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I remember watching a video about that in college. They were against putting up the nets because it would put them behind schedule. Turned out the guys worked faster with the net there and more than a handful of people were saved when they fell.
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:44 PM   #14
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This is from a time where there were Zero safety precautions and almost no guidelines. Construction companies and real estate Barons controlled the game. OSHA did not happen until the 70's. Today in construction, you cannot have your feet more than 6' off the floor without being tied off to an anchor point wearing a full body harness.
Safety is WAY over the top now.


I wouldn’t do that with every safety device known to man. I hate heights. I’m serious when I say there is no amount of money.


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Old 03-17-2020, 09:04 PM   #15
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:11 PM   #16
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I wouldn’t do that with every safety device known to man. I hate heights. I’m serious when I say there is no amount of money.


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Ditto...they couldn’t print enough money to get me up there
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:24 PM   #17
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I drive a 45’ bucket truck everyday. We also have a 95’ one that I go up in a lot, I have been up in them so much that it very rarely others me any at all. No way could I do that job. Every once in a while I get a funny feeling depending on I don’t know what..
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:17 PM   #18
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In the late 70’s and early 80’s I worked for a construction crane and elevator company in the Summer and Christmas break. I’ve climbed tower tops on the cranes, walked out to the end of the jib, climbed towers to bring pins and cotter keys, etc. As I got older, somewhere along the line, I grew to hate heights. Never bothered me as a young person.
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:15 AM   #19
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I was a welders helper on a big site in the 80s. I would also pull beams in when cranes were unloading. I got trapped and push out 18 floors up. All the went through my mind was I hope the guy tying the clip line was paying attention. Dangling on that safety line seemed like an hour. It was probably less than 30 seconds
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:46 AM   #20
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One of our own:

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Old 03-18-2020, 01:35 AM   #21
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I work on wind turbines that are 300 feet up and watching that video freaked me out. Those guys seemed so relaxed, we are tied off and we aren’t that calm lol.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:38 AM   #22
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I'm out.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:53 AM   #23
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No fatties up there

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Old 03-18-2020, 07:40 AM   #24
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I wouldn’t do that with every safety device known to man. I hate heights. I’m serious when I say there is no amount of money.


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I am OK with heights. It is widths I have a problem with
I have worked on many bridges and high rise buildings. Training, trusting your gear and partner is paramount.
This pic is about 25 years ago when I had black hair
Scan_20190515 (41) by Tony Pic, on Flickr

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Old 03-18-2020, 07:58 AM   #25
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They wore some funny looking hats back then.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:17 AM   #26
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Hats off to you guys that are willing to do this job! But, who in their right mind wakes up and says, “Think I want to be the tower climbing guy when I grow up!”
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:02 AM   #27
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I am OK with heights. It is widths I have a problem with
I have worked on many bridges and high rise buildings. Training, trusting your gear and partner is paramount.
This pic is about 25 years ago when I had black hair
Scan_20190515 (41) by Tony Pic, on Flickr


I wouldn’t care if I had a jet pack, I’m out. Those guys only gear was a brain, balance, and a carton of smokes.


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