The fatal consequences of nearly getting drop prevention right

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In early 2019 at an active construction site in Melbourne’s CBD, a workman on the 25th storey dropped the shifter he was using.

Weighing about half a kilogram and roughly 600 millimetres long, the shifter fell more than 75 metres before landing outside the perimeter of the construction site on a nearby busy road.

Reaching a top speed of 133 kilometres per hour, it would have struck the ground with an impact force of over 360 kilograms – more than enough to kill or permanently disable anyone unlucky enough to be standing underneath it.

Fortunately, the bar simply landed on the empty median strip of the road, doing nothing more than lifting a bit of dust off of the pavement.

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