• Ron MacDonald

    Scaffolds have a break on them for a reason.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They only work if you are smart enough to use them.

      • Mal

        Big IF, DBN; and even then…

        Despite dozens of ladder-safety seminars under his belt, a firefighter buddy of mine decided to trim the branch of a silver maple in his backyard while his missus was out shopping. The ladder not being quite long enough, he stood it on a picnic table which made it just cross the branch; and up, with the chainsaw, he scooted. Of course the loss of weight from the dropped branch raised the rest of the limb – releasing the top of the ladder (in the best cartoon tradition) leaving him with his feet caught in the ladder rungs, holding the branch with one hand, and a running chainsaw in the other. Fortunately he wasn’t hurt, after all, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.
        My thinking, “I know it’s dumb, but I’ll just do it this once” has led to a fair bit of high drama and low humour over my long life.

    • Maybe they got the brake optional model.

    • canminuteman

      You shouldn’t be putting a ladder on a scaffold to begin with.

  • bob e

    do we know these guys ??

    • Justin St.Denis

      I’m pretty sure I’ve seen these dudes working a reno project in Thornhill…

  • Blacksmith

    Gravity, its the LAW! and a little understanding of basic physics would help you understand when you are running afoul of the LAW!

    • Justin St.Denis

      Always operate lawfully…