Looking for another scary example to drive home your safety message? Two window washers in Long Beach, CA, were rescued from a partially collapsed scaffold. A TV station caught one worker’s rescue on video.
A rope broke on the scaffolding, but both men were prevented from falling by their safety harnesses.
A rescue team was able to pull one man to safety quickly, but the second dangled from the side of the building for about 45 minutes before he was pulled up to the roof.
While that may sound scary, it also shows how strong the fall protection was — it was able to keep the man from falling for almost an hour.
Neither worker was seriously injured.
Watch KTLA video of one man’s rescue here. (Better yet, show it to workers who use fall protection to drive home the message of why it’s needed.)