Equipment from Minn. company "arrests energy," reduces fall's impact

06/5/2014 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Minnesota-based Capital Safety, a manufacturer of safety equipment for the trades has deployed "36-specially built safety demo trucks" to visit construction sites across the country and demonstrate its equipment. Its self retracting lifeline "locks and arrests energy" when it senses a worker's speed of movement has started to accelerate, said Kevin Coplan, president of the company's operations in North America. Other equipment is designed to minimize the force of impact from falls.

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