I subscribe to and enjoy your magazine. But I was disturbed by the December 2013 article by Tim Uhler, “Working With Large Beams.” Photograph 3 depicting a forklift with a beam and a worker on a ladder, shows the perfect conditions for a fatal accident. As a construction consultant and expert witness, I have reviewed the aftermath of many preventable accidents. I am currently aware of a double fatality in which a beam of a similar size “tipped” and came down on two workers in a scissors lift. It was in a situation similar to the one shown in photograph...

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