Friday, October 22, 2010

Working at Heights shocker!

These pictures were taken by one of our own staff. Let's run off a few of the obvious things neglected here:
  • No scaffolding
  • No fall protection
  • Wet and extremely windy conditions
  • The lifting 'device' is a vice-grip tied to a rope

Given the work practice here, coupled with the windy conditions, the wind could have easily taken hold of the sheet metal and pulled the man of the top of the building. The improvised vice-grip device could have also given way, sending the sheet down to the man below.