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Railcar Fall Protection

Fall protection for railcar loading and unloading applications is more complicated than meets the eye.  You won’t see workers toiling away at impressive heights since most railcars are around 15 feet high.  And to the untrained eye, rail yards and rail sidings appear less crowded than the manufacturing areas inside industrial facilities, so one might think these types of installations are easy.  That said, fall protection is an absolute necessity for railcar applications, and the design and installation of these fall arrest systems requires a thorough understanding of the railroad industry.

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Did You Know?

That any fall protection system must be engineered for two times the applied load in the event of a fall?