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1930's Construction Safety Standards

Authored by Ed Davidson and originally posted on LinkedIn:

There ya have it folks...

The 1930's...when men were men and falls were just as deadly!

The construction of the Empire State Building was a remarkable achievement in architectural and engineering terms and came at a human cost.

According to official records, five people died during the building's construction, which spanned just over a year from 1930 to 1931; however, some newspapers claim there were more, as many as 14 to 27, although none of these additional deaths are documented. The accidents that killed the five workers included falling from a scaffold, being hit by a truck, falling down an elevator shaft, being hit by a hoist, and being killed by a blast.

The construction of the Empire State Building was an enormous undertaking. The project began in March 1930 and was completed in April 1931, taking just over a year, or more precisely, 410 days​. At the time, it was the tallest building in the world, standing at 1,454 feet tall with 102 floors​​. The construction was performed at a record pace, with as many as 3,400 men working each day to assemble its skeleton at a rate of four and a half stories per week​​.

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