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Old 04-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Family keeps vigil for John Massas, construction worker who fell to death from Throgs Neck Bridge
Problem with safety harness killed father of 3; searchers resume hunt for body in Long Island Sound
Hate to see this happen to guys in the trades!!







Say a pray for this guy, I worked on this bridge for quite awhile, rewiring it, new switch gear, lights, outlets, etc........

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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That sucks!! I work and play at heights and sometimes wake up feeling like I'm falling. I feel for his family and am sorry for their loss.

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Hate to see this happen to guys in the trades!!

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I hate to see it happen to ANYBODY, tragic.
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Why should we pray for this guy? He should have prayed that morning and he might still be alive.
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Trolling is better done subtly.
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I just don't see the point of praying for him now. It's a little too late.


If he wanted to say pray for the family, that's a different story.
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I just don't see the point of praying for him now. It's a little too late.

If he wanted to say pray for the family, that's a different story.
that's probably what he meant. I suppose you must resign yourself to the possibility that others might not be predisposed to express themselves quite so elegantly as yourself. fool.
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Dam that sucks. I have about 6-8 weeks left on my bridge job and my a$$ still puckers when i get up top.
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I wonder what happened? I thought those guys often had 100% tie-off.

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Dam that sucks. I have about 6-8 weeks left on my bridge job and my a$$ still puckers when i get up top.
What bridge?
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DAMN and WOW, what are you doing?

You walk all the way to the top?
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.....there was a problem with his harness, maybe not worn properly, I don't know. There is a cat walk under the bridge the entire length. Your only required to tie off if you leave the cat walk, which he did when doing 'platform' work.
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DAMN and WOW, what are you doing?

You walk all the way to the top?
New elavators on the exterior. We ride the elevator up. It's pretty intense. We're on the tail end of the job and demoing the old work inside the tower. We're in a square shaft approx 42"*42" 430' high, standing on a 28"*24" platform suspended by 5/16" cable attached to a spider lift. 2 of us. crazy sh!t.
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How long have you been on this job.
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Why should we pray for this guy? He should have prayed that morning and he might still be alive.
When someone dies I pray for their family and that they may somehow find consolation. I think that most pray for that reason. It is, as you say too late for the guy to make amends, but the hope is that he touched enough people in his lifetime in a positive way that they would even think to pray for him...and that may be enough.
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Dam that sucks. I have about 6-8 weeks left on my bridge job and my a$$ still puckers when i get up top.

I can't look down when I work above 25' - 30' ! anything higher don't think I could do.

Just looking from the top of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge freaks me out !
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I can't look down when I work above 25' - 30' ! anything higher don't think I could do.

Just looking from the top of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge freaks me out !
That is the key. Always concentrate on the level that you are on. You'll be okay.

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