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In this incident it appears the steel davit base or its permanent to the building structural system (steel or concrete) failed. This being a four wire platform (2 wire ropes on each side) allows for the workers to tie off to the "dog-line" on the suspended platform itself. The redundancy and safety factor built into the remaining davit support saved their lives.
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This is was an unfortunate event for our industry which highlights the importance of the risks associated with the use of high reach water-fed poles and the need for routine safety awarness training.