Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Not all government safety regulations are an idiotic waste of time. A window washer just fell off our building.
The platform is attached by ropes to a metal contraption on the roof, but the metal contraption didn’t have enough weight so when the worker went over the edge, the contraption did too. The harness caught, swung the worker into the window, then dangled upside down until a ladder could be brought to lower her to safety. Yes, the window washer is a woman. Banged up her leg but the EMTs who took her away said she seemed okay. I guess my job doesn’t suck so badly after all.
I…Woman is damn lucky to be alive, that safety harness saved her life.
Laws that directly affect public safety? Good.
Laws that direct affect who you can have haul your trash away? Not so good.
I don’t think it’s all that complicated. Which is why I”ll never be an elected official in Saint Paul.