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Old 06-27-2006, 09:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Rigging straps are made with the same nylon as tow straps...

Except all of my rigging straps (of comparable size to a tow strap) are rated for much higher loads...

If picking up a 150,000 pound structure with nylon rigging isnt putting them to the test, then I don't know what is...

The end force on the strap is the same wether picking up a 40,000 pound structure or pulling a vehicle with a 40,000 pound resistance. Its when someone exceeds that rating (or rating of the attachment point) when things get bad.

Properly rigged and used (within capacity), in steel work or off road, a strap to strap connected with a shackle is the proper way.

Of course thats what injures lots of people. Fine it does. But, you have to look at the way it was attached, condition of the strap, severity of the situation, and the amount of load that is placed on that strap.

You cannot blaim the shackle and say its the culprit when 95% of the time it did not fail. You must look at the reason something failed.

The problem is the failure, and usually its not the shackle/clevis attachment on the strap. It may be the cause of the injury to the individual, but that is secondary because something else failed.

Lets pinpoint the failure first. If we can eliminate improper rigging/use and improper use of damaged straps, etc., then the problem with the shackle coming through the windshild is eliminated...

once again, I'm sorry to hear about Jonathan.
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