I'd like to know of anyone who has responded to a construction worker post-fall incident where the worker was suspended from a fall protection harness. I have read that there is a general intolerance…Continue
"Go ahead and use the pictures. Climbing the tower took at least a half hour for first rescuer. Lead climb performed as no safety cable on the tower. Getting enough rescuers up the tower to move worker took a little more time. Total amount of time…"
"It sounds to me like even if you took the electriicity out of the equation and the responders were on site right when it happened, the victim would be suspended long enough to developp symptoms before getting to the ground. For instance, how long…"
"His co-workers did not have any way to get him to the ground. Rescuers had to move worker horizontally to the center of the tower where no electric wires were. Using 2 ma's one would pull tight as the other was loosened. Worker lowered via…"
"Thank you David. This exactly what I am looking for. The articles are excellent.
Do you know, if the power had not been an issue, did his coworkers have any means to lift his weight from his lanyard long enough to get it unhooked and transfer him to…"
"I thought these might help you. I have not been involved with a rescue of a post fall incident. I have responded to a recovery from an electrical tower. The worker touched the outer cable and was electrocuted. The electricity sent him hanging on his…"
"Hey thanks Ralph. You're right, great article. I am still looking to gain insight from anyone who has responded to a post fall protection incident. I would like to learn more about the details of an actual access and retrieval.
Even the JEMS…"
I'd like to know of anyone who has responded to a construction worker post-fall incident where the worker was suspended from a fall protection harness. I have read that there is a general intolerance to being hung from a fall protection harness (see attached article) with great risk associated with being hung for more than 30 minutes. It may sometimes be fatal. Anyone run an incident like this? Did suspension intolerance become an issue? How did the incident go? What kind of issues were there…See More
"Hey I know this is an old post and I wish I had seen it earlier because I have seen a contractor run a mini excavator in a cofferdam that was about that same size ±. There was enough ventilation to keep the atmosphere breathable so there…"
"I believe battery cables should be disconnected as soon as possible, even on most minor fender-benders. The reason I think so comes from personnel observation and a little bit of thought regarding vehicle wiring systems.
First the observations... I…"
"Most of the people in our Company carry a center punch in their turnout pocket to break glass and some type of multi-tool like a Leatherman for screwdriver etc. Usually has a blade that will cut seat belts. I have a pair of cable cutters that stay…"
First Responder/Operator, Squad, Engine Water Tender
I have developed training for response to heavy construction collapse incidents. The scope of machines and materials used in heavy construction easily surpasses the capacity of most rescue squads. I focus on developing a collabaration with construction personel who are familiar with manipulating heavy material and usually have the equipment and operators on site to do it. I have presented the training several times to local fire departments who have had heavy construction projects come to their response area. I presented it to most of the Butte County Fire Department before they were called to respond to the 149/70 falsework collapse. Most of the responders to that incident had been to my presentation and were aware of what to expect. I think the preplanning made a difference.
Civil Engineer, Bridge Construction, California Dept. Transportation
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To give back to the community and to be there for my family, friends, and neighbors in their time of need. Not everyone has the capability to do it for whatever reasons. I have the capability to do it and feel privalidged to be able to serve my community in such a fulfilling way.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I think I can make a difference in someones life and have fun doing it. The relationships in the fire department are irreplaceable!
David, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.