No More Tangles. Falls are the No. 1 cause of accidental death for construction workers. I've heard many carpenters and roofers complain that conventional fall-arrest systems — with their tangle of lifelines, rope grabs, and lanyards — are themselves dangerous. However, self-retracting lifelines like Protecta's Rebel CT are easy to set up and virtually eliminate tripping hazards. The Rebel CT has 15 feet of cable and is suitable for workers weighing up to 310 pounds. It costs $210. Capital Safety, 800/328-6146.

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