A Window Cleaner suffered a fatal fall on Tuesday July 12th in San Diego, CA. A tragic accident that could have been avoided. We cannot have enough awareness about workplace safety.
Shanghai World Financial Center
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.