on an 8ft ladder you are theoritcly not higher than 6ft if you are not using the top 2 steps as you should not do.
secondly safety belts are illegal as a fall arrest device (a harness is the correct term/device)thirdly the ladder must have been 10 ft or 12 ft as that is the max height for a step ladder (in most cases) exactly what do you mean by caught 1ft from the floor did he stop 1 ft clear of the floor with his feet or did the harness and safety line start deceleration.
theoricty the fall totally was 7ft
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Originally posted by reverunbilly a 230lb. man fell 8 ft. from a step ladder. his safety belt caught him at 1 ft. from the floor. how much psi was put on the safety harness?
OK, I'll take a stab at it.
An object from rest accelerates in free fall at 32 ft./sec/sec. At 8 ft, he would be travelling 4 ft/sec
230 lbs x 4 ft/sec^2 =
3680 ft. lbs. of force
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