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It's moments like these when I realize how much room for growth I have as a person. I clicked on the link to see confirmation of the downgrade in height as opposed to showing concern for the individual. Very unfortunate for that person and his family.

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It's moments like these when I realize how much room for growth I have as a person. I clicked on the link to see confirmation of the downgrade in height as opposed to showing concern for the individual. Very unfortunate for that person and his family.

I don't think there's anything "wrong" at all with checking on the height downgrade...or not "showing concern" for an individual you didn't know. The building is something you're familiar with and have likely been following up on lately. Lots of people die every day from horrible events/circumstances, and they are all "unfortunate" situations for them and their families. I can only speak for myself, but it's not that I personally "don't feel for these people"...I just don't know them or anything about them. Things just tend to hit home a little more when you're familiar with them.

 

Nothing at all to be "ashamed" of...and really, you just expressed your natural human concern for another human being in very good taste IMO.

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That's awful.

Safety lesson: the construction industry had 775 fatalities in 2012. 280 of those were fall related. Always 100 percent tie off when working at unprotected elevations of greater than 6 feet. 45 percent of falls under 20 feet are fatal. And even at 6 to 10 ft the rate is 11 percent fatal. Falls account for the 3rd highest workplace fatality rate --- behind homicide and roadway accidents.

I shared this article with my companies safety team. We had an hour long safety stand down at our construction sites to discuss the importance of 100 percent tie off.

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That's awful.

Safety lesson: the construction industry had 775 fatalities in 2012. 280 of those were fall related. Always 100 percent tie off when working at unprotected elevations of greater than 6 feet. 45 percent of falls under 20 feet are fatal. And even at 6 to 10 ft the rate is 11 percent fatal. Falls account for the 3rd highest workplace fatality rate --- behind homicide and roadway accidents.

I shared this article with my companies safety team. We had an hour long safety stand down at our construction sites to discuss the importance of 100 percent tie off.

That's very interesting...thank you. It's good to know about the 100% tie off. We can only do so much, as it's virtually impossible to achieve 100% safety. Like you mentioned, we're all taking chances to some degree just getting to work and back, if not at the job itself.

 

I also find the higher workplace homicide fatality rate interesting. Do you know if that's a higher rate than roadway accidents?

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According to an article in USA Today, the National Highway Administration reported 34,080 traffic fatalities in the US for 2012.

 

As indicated on Wikipedia (and other sources), total US casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are close to 6700.  

 

People go into harm's way for a lot of reasons.  I'm all for emphasizing workplace safety, but a lot more fatalities occur because of poor choices, like drinking and driving.

 

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That's very interesting...thank you. It's good to know about the 100% tie off. We can only do so much, as it's virtually impossible to achieve 100% safety. Like you mentioned, we're all taking chances to some degree just getting to work and back, if not at the job itself.

I also find the higher workplace homicide fatality rate interesting. Do you know if that's a higher rate than roadway accidents?

It is higher. Ill get you the OSHA documents when I get back to my office next week.- if you're interested

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I feel it may be pertinent to mention that work has resumed, actually cranes were swinging again back on Tuesday morning (9/3). The floor they began working on when the accident happened is nearing completion.

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From today. You can see 3009 Post Oak in the foreground and 2929 Weslayan in the distance. It was a little hazy when I took this. Sorry about the quality. Maybe I can get a better shot when the sun is a little higher.

 

cool spot, lots of development around your area.

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Yup, the south crane got a raise... actually I think it all happened today, this morning it was a lot shorter then it was this afternoon.

i noticed that yesterday when i was driving down 610. this tower will be PROMINENT along 59 and 610. there is nothing close to that height off the east side of 610. cant wait to see it when its finished. that along with new towers at the planned Westcreek mixed use development and the 5 or so going up along post oak and driving down 610W will almost start to feel like your in the middle of an urban forest.

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And everytime there is an update I think it's fast.

At its current speed (obviously the first few floors took a bit longer) this shouldn't be completed until around July or August next year.

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That's the only thing I'm envious of about the Chicago tower. Other then that I like ours much better

 

i'm glad they called you out on this comment - seeing as though the buildings are damn near identical i found it completely asinine.

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i'm glad they called you out on this comment - seeing as though the buildings are damn near identical i found it completely asinine.

lol, i could care less what some Chicago posters think. our building looks way better IMO, and everyone is entitled to an opinion.. the one in Chicago has way too many "waves" and that gap in the facade half way up looks terrible. it just looks way too busy for me. sorry you dont feel the same..? 

I guess they dont realize this tower is going up in the middle of no where and will be visible from all across the city, so 40 stories is HUGE for the location.. most of Chicagos towers are confined in downtown and dont have much of a presence in the skyline (not that thats a bad thing, because their skyline is so huge..).

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