Maybe safety measures seem like common knowledge to us, but lots of companies would rather save a few bucks and let their employees take on the risk. That’s why there’s OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which doles out punishments for workplaces that don’t protect their workers. However, OSHA is very understaffed, and there’s a lot that slips through the cracks.
Have you ever seen videos of demolition workers who are trying to bring down a building by themselves? They will often be casually swinging at the walls with an ax or another tool, keeping a careful eye out. Because at any moment, the building’s walls can suddenly cascade down, and the worker would be caught up in it if they didn’t move in the blink of an eye. This kind of work takes years to succeed at, and only a moment to risk one’s entire life.
A few different stories also mentioned seeing painters who skipped that pesky scaffolding and decided to just tie each other to ropes in order to paint a building. You can also find videos of this, and it certainly does look perilous!
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