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    So.... you think your job is tough?



    on a pucker factor scale of 1-10 this ones a 15!
    The days before OSHA....

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    even if he had a lanyard on he could slide a long way on those one piece cables i bet the doesnt get excited at anything..
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    Not for 20 million dollars or a date with Sandra Bullock would I do that.
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    That is a photo from the building of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The bridge was completed in 1937, during the depression, so it was easy to find workers. Also, no OSHA at that time, although Strauss (in charge of construction) innovated the use of netting under the deck construction to catch workers who fell. It saved the life of 19 workers.

    I have a book on the building of the building of the Golden Gate bridge which contains lots of pictures of the construction. Very interesting to see it rise and the techniques used to string those cables.

    Mike

    [P.S. He's only a few feet out from one of the towers and probably walked out specifically for the picture.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Henderson View Post
    That is a photo from the building of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The bridge was completed in 1937, during the depression, so it was easy to find workers. Also, no OSHA at that time, although Strauss (in charge of construction) innovated the use of netting under the deck construction to catch workers who fell. It saved the life of 19 workers.

    I have a book on the building of the building of the Golden Gate bridge which contains lots of pictures of the construction. Very interesting to see it rise and the techniques used to string those cables.

    Mike

    [P.S. He's only a few feet out from one of the towers and probably walked out specifically for the picture.]
    The truly amazing thing about the building of that bridge is that only eleven workers died during the construction. In those days, employers' safety concerns weren't nearly so much as they are (supposed to be) today.
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    I saw a history channel show on the building of the bridge just a few weeks ago, very innovative techniques for the time. There were 11 killed during the construction, 10 were on one day, but the nets collapsed in that incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Not for 20 million dollars or a date with Sandra Bullock would I do that.
    In a hart beat for either.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    I would do it for the date with Sandra. And i have my wifes permission to go on the date.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    I would do it for the date with Sandra. And i have my wifes permission to go on the date.

    Rob, "go ahead, I'm not stopping you" isn't permission......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Soby View Post
    Rob, "go ahead, I'm not stopping you" isn't permission......
    you have been married awhile rich
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