I would imagine that at least once in the decades that this has been an occupation, some poor bastard has. I can only imagine the despair and sadness that sets in as he watched it plummet 1700+ ft down.
Yeah, I get vertigo just watching it. It takes a set of big, brassy ones to do that for a living.
Can anyone tell if they are wearing a parachute? Or is that just a safety harness that the "break time" hook is attached to. I'm thinking it would just be easier to BASE jump from the top as opposed to climbing down. The only problem would be figuring out how to secure the tools for the fall.