Why don't construction workers have parachutes?
I mean haven't anything been created for them to keep them from killing themselves on those high beams ?
- Barkley HoundLv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
They are usually strapped to a cable. A parachute would be of no use at that height and would get in the way of doing the job.
- SnezzyLv 712 months ago
You need a better understanding of parachutes.
In some high-up work there is a safety harness that will arrest the worker's fall.
There are notable exceptions, such as the legendary Mohawk ironworkers.
- MorningfoxLv 712 months ago
Parachutes would be worst than useless. Having them on would make it harder to work, and easier to lose their balance. Then when they do fall, they would be a panic, and forget to open the parachute. And if they did open it, it would take too long to open. You can fall a fatal distance, about 30 meters, in just 2 or 3 seconds.
The minimum distance for a parachute to open, without major injury, is 120 meters. And even that is with idea conditions.
- MarkLv 712 months ago
Actually, there are harnesses available that they are required to wear, but some rarely do.
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- Anonymous12 months ago
They're usually too low for parachutes to work, but maybe they should anchor themselves to bungee cords somewhere... or wingsuits
- PLv 712 months ago
They would hit themselves against the beams below before it would open. Regardless they are suppose to use harness and ropes that would stop them from falling more than a few feet, but sometimes they don't follow safety procedures since it can be inconvenient to get setup.