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New York man dies in scaffold failure.

Two brothers working on a scaffold in New York plummeted to the ground. One died and the other suffered critical injuries. This quote from the New York Times story is extremely graphic, "Edgar was cut in half by a fence in an alleyway below." I'm amazed they included it, wouldn't it have been enough to just say that he died?

This comes after a man died cleaning snow and ice on the IDS tower's crystal court. It is not yet known whether he was wearing his safety harness. I was listening to a local morning radio show, when a window washer called in and said that the man probably slipped when he was reconnecting his harness. I don't know how exactly it works, somehow there is a moment when the worker has to disconnect from one cable and reconnect to another.