Window Washers

There’s something beautifully acrobatic about window washers at work. And despite appearances, it’s not nearly as dangerous a job as many perceive it to be. From Healthday:

Despite its potential for injury, window cleaning — whether it’s homes or skyscrapers — doesn’t make it onto the list of the top 100 most dangerous occupations, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). But accidents can still be deadly: An analysis report compiled by OSHA lists 88 window cleaning accidents over a 15-year period, 62 of which resulted in fatalities.

Fair enough, but starting pay at just $12/hour does seem a bit low for someone who could find himself stranded 70 stories above lower Manhattan, doesn’t it?

Five images, all shot in Doha, Qatar, in May 2014. The video, too. Click the image to view larger.

Window Cleaners from Bob R on Vimeo.

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 355th straight, was snapped in Doha, Qatar, on 12 May 2014.

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