Thing which i was thinking of was they must be moisture on the structure at that hight? so it must be slippery.? i'm supprised the structure wasnt made with a more permanant framework for their harnesses to attach too.?
Muddypaws you would think that would be the safest/easyest option.? maybe it would take a man to lose his life for them to rethink how the top is accessable!
Workmen used to build bridges without safety harnesses. Not at the same height as this tower but high enough to kill if you fell was the work on the Tamar Bridge in the 1960's. The early part of the film click here shows some workmen at height.
Why would'nt they have life insurance?. It's in America, and they have Health and Safety laws like we do. Also for most of the climb the ladder is inside the tower, it's just the last section where it gets dangerous. That.s when they use their harnesses. They probably do this very often so they are used to it, just like the men who built the skyscrapers, who walked along girders without harnesses. Still they have my respect, I could climb the tower, but the rest no way!