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24.01.2012

Harness saves lives

Two men were saved by their harnesses yesterday after a suspended platform collapsed in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The collapsed suspended platform fortunate to land on a third-storey balcony


The two men were working on the construction of a six storey building when the incident occurred. Local reports are conflicting, although an eye witness confirms our understanding that both men were saved by their harnesses and lanyards. Initial news reports said that one man had fallen.
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The wall the platform was suspended from


A fire crew with a rescue platform arrived fairly quickly and were able to bring the men to the ground. Both men were taken to hospital with one complaining of shoulder pains however it is thought that the injuries sustained are not serious.


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