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    Construction worker died today in Kansas City. He was working on the new convention center/hotel & fell from 23 stories up. Job site closed down for investigation. Main GC saying it was a subcontractor worker. Obviously not strapped in. I'm sure OSHA will be on the scene tomorrow.

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    No excuse for falling. Sad...

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    I read up on that a bit, sounds like he was a drywall guy who was supposed to be on the 8th floor, but somehow fell from the 18th. I don't want to speak ill of a man after such a tragedy, but to me that sounds like a suicide.
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    Looks like the tree stopped the boom from falling right after he took the almost certainly fatal hit to the head.... He might have survived that if he was wearing a hard hat., or had looked up, as he had time to jump.. Boom stopped on the tree for a moment, while he fell out of the way. When the boom did finally fall off the tree, he was well away from its path.....

    Whil e some may think this is gory, it serves the very real purpose of reminding us all how dangerous this work is, and that one mistake can kill!!! Stay safe and God bless us ALL!

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    Gore = blood and guts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    If he woulda just looked up!
    He seemed completely oblivious!
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    I can't imagine a hard hat doing much against an overloaded crane boom. That dude died by doing something he had no idea how to do. How's people like that get ahold of equipment like that is beyond me.
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    Well, it appears anything goes in those third world countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree09 View Post
    I can't imagine a hard hat doing much against an overloaded crane boom. .
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    No way a hard hat is helping. That stick came down with gravity. F=ma.....that was off the charts. His neck severed instantly. Physics at work here. Crane got levered...that piece shockloaded it then toppled it. Madness. I do cranework in a 3rd world country that shit not flying with me.
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