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    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?

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    None, unless he was wearing it.

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    LOTS. I don't know a lot of people that would wear a safety harness on an 8' ladder...?

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    Although you never see it OSHA requirement says anything over 6' you need to be saftey harnessed.

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    Even if the harness stops you a foot above the ground you still get smacked alot worse then just simply falling.
    Did he have his safety line hooked on the first rung or what?
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    low level bungee jumping
    death defying dangerous sport I'd say

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    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

    E=MC^2

    230 lbs x 4 ft/sec^2 =

    (230)(16)=

    3680 ft. lbs. of force
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    In order to complete the calculations we'll need the barometric pressure of the area he was in.
    And if he had man boobs or not.


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    If you're not supposed to use the top two steps, then why the hell do they put them on there??????

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    Lets ee......I used a 6' ladder probably a dozen or more times last week and I only stood on the top rung 90% of the time so I'm safe.

    When the guy fell and he crashed through the suspended cieling, did that slow him down thus reducing the amount of pressure on his harness?

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