Sunday, February 07, 2010

Snow Removal (21/100)

An odd site all over town yesterday - workmen on roofs, whether single-story shops or five-story hotels, or this five-or-so story apartment/office building visible from the Holla Latvia Bureau office. As previously mentioned, snow and ice falling from roofs is a serious hazard in the winter. And given the well-above average snowfall this year, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of building owners were worried about the weight or leaks forming as it melts or some such. In any case, it's suddenly common to see workers in harnesses roped in on icy rooftops, shovel in hand, flinging snow onto the street below. I guess if this is planned, it might be safer than just letting it fall on its own.

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