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Drones 28-Apr-2017 At 9:43:31 AM Paul
On 3/10/2016 martym wrote:
>Could someone put an informative brochure up on the toilet block notice
>board? A big picture of someone high lining will get people's attention,
>and then just a few points about the risks to a rescue if left unattended.
>Could mention that extended exposure to the elements will likely mean
>the line will break. Dan Osman died in a similar accident.

There is a interesting report on the net by one of the Black Diamond engineers who examined Dan Osmans ropes for the coronial enquiry!topic/rec.climbing/gW92OrNs7_o
The cause of failure was believed to be friction where multiple ropes rubbed together , there were melt marks near one of the knots at the point of failure.

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