The fallout from this past week’s ice storm continues to affect the CN Tower and the businesses within its vicinity. With chunks of ice weighing up to 100 pounds falling from the tower precautions needed to be taken to ensure the safety of neighbouring people. Taking extra precautions is always a prudent measure as the force of falling debris poses injury risks.
Falling objects can often be the result of traumatic brain injuries and even fatalities. At 553 metres tall the CN Tower is a real concern to area people and businesses.
When it comes to force EHS Today states the following “To determine what kind of force an object falling from a certain height generates, calculations can be done around the physics of gravity. For example, an eight-pound wrench dropped 200 feet would hit with a force of 2,833 pounds per square inch – the equivalent of a small car hitting a one-square-inch area.”
With warmer temperatures on the way ice is likely to loosen, shift and move. Whether it is the CN Tower, a roof or an eavestrough falling ice can be extremely dangerous and traumatic brain injuries and concussions are just one consequence of falling debris. Our advice is play it safe, keep your head up and watch for ice overhead.
For more information on updates on the CN Tower closure you can visit their website at: http://www.cntower.ca/en-ca/home.html
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