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How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:04pm On Jul 27, 2017
These employees are quite literally high flyers, with one prerequisite on their CV being able to handle heights.




Repair work had to be carried out on Rio de Janeiro's famed Christ the Redeemer statue after two fingers and its head were chipped during lightning storms back in 2014.

Brave workers had to abseil down the 125 foot-high statue in a bid to fix its right thumb, right middle finger and a spot on its head.





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4651566/The-jobs-head-heights-must.html

Lalasticlala, mynd44

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by ladyF(f): 3:04pm On Jul 27, 2017
Hian....

Abeg make i go find work wey dey ground level... grin

It's LadyF again. grin grin grin

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by wtfcoded: 3:07pm On Jul 27, 2017
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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:08pm On Jul 27, 2017
Wind turbine technician.


Teetering way up high about 250m above fields or the ocean, wind turbine technicians are tasked with keeping the giant pieces of kit in check.

Their work involves maintaining, testing and repairing mechanical and electrical equipment and monitoring daily performance.

In 2011, the wind energy industry admitted that 1,500 accidents had taken place on wind farms over a five-year period.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:15pm On Jul 27, 2017
Communication tower technician.



Working on transmission towers is a high-risk job.

According to a report in T&D World, a utility trade magazine, around 30 to 50 tower workers in every 100,000 are killed every year.

Risks include falls, electrical shocks and mechanical trauma.

One radio tower technician decided to give some insight into his perilous profession by photographing one of his jobs.



Imgur user, a technician, posted images of himself hundreds of feet up in the sky as he went about changing a radio tower beacon bulb.

He said he was around 1,500 feet at the time, after he took an elevator to 1,400 feet and climbed the rest of the way.

In his photo journal he notes that his climbing carabiners are his 'life lines' and he must stay '100% alert at all times' in a bid to prevent an accident.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by ERONX(m): 3:15pm On Jul 27, 2017
Explorers on deck

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by mauricerex: 3:18pm On Jul 27, 2017
Explorer I swear you are my nairaland MVP the rest na learner if I lie call one name.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:18pm On Jul 27, 2017
Ultra-high crane operator.


Wang Hua has worked on some of China's most impressive buildings, from the China World Trade Centre, 1,083 feet to the Tianjin Radio, 1,361 feet.

His typical working day involves walking up hundreds of steps up a ladder to a tiny cabin less than two square metres in size.

When Wang recalls his early days as a crane operator he recalls the fear he had.

'My trainer didn't really care about me.

He just told me not tolook down,' he says.

At that time there were few high-rise buildings in China and his first crane was a modest 300 feet high.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:22pm On Jul 27, 2017
Bridge painters.




They have to spend hours teetering hundreds of feet above the ground, ocean with a paint brush to hand.

During the recruitment process, they must pass aseries of tests to demonstrate their high altitude artistic capabilities.

Many fatalities involve falls, with some workers losing their balance or others victims of structural collapses.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:25pm On Jul 27, 2017
Sky diving instructor.




There's no room for a fear of heights as a sky diving instructor.

To qualify, the aerial teachers must go through rigorous training and complete hundreds of jumps.

The standard jump altitude is 12,000 feet above ground level and this height provides one minute of free fall.

The scary part is no survival, is death when the chute won't open.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by ajalawole(m): 3:30pm On Jul 27, 2017
Explorers, come kukuma kill me. Even my mama won't allow me do this kind work (trust our African mothers)

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:33pm On Jul 27, 2017
Skyscraper construction worker.




Construction workers recruited to build skyscrapers must have the ability to carry out tasks hundreds of feet up.

In the early days of construction there were no hard hats or safety ropes and accidents were common place.

During the break neck construction of the Empire State Building in New York, five men died in accidents.

And continuing the incredible building boom of the early 20th century, it was said that crew foremen could expect one man to die for every $1million spent on a skyscraper.

Nowadays, strict safety regulations are in place to prevent fatalities from occurring as the buildings continue to get higher and higher.

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia measuring 3,307 feet high is currently under construction and it is set to be the tallest structure in the world when it is finished.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by ajalawole(m): 3:34pm On Jul 27, 2017
ladyF:
Hian....

Abeg make i go find work wey dey ground level... grin
madam, to climb mango tree self i no get mind, not to even climb this high......................

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:41pm On Jul 27, 2017
Skyscrapers window cleaners.




Window cleaners recruited to polish skyscrapers must have a head for heights along with a love ofwashing and buffing.

The high rise cleaners are often suspended hundreds of feet in the air, where they carry out their work from narrow platforms or swinging seats.

Thanks to an emphasis on safety training, deaths remain rare.

According to the International Window Cleaning Association, in the U.S. there was only one high-rise fatality per year from 2010 to 2014.





Pictured


Workers cleaning the windows of Dubai's Burj Khalifa building, the world's tallest tower.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:52pm On Jul 27, 2017
Climbing instructor




Swapping a desk for sheer rock face, mountaineering instructors are born with a head for heights.

Their work involves teaching people to climb and hike on mountains.

This can take place in the great outdoors or in an indoor facility.

Fatalities can occur in harsh environments, with Mount Everest a notorious graveyard for mountaineering pros.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Drabrah(m): 3:57pm On Jul 27, 2017
Mhen! If u mistakenly fall here, na die get u o!
No bargain hunting @all

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Bibidear(f): 4:25pm On Jul 27, 2017
OMG i am scared of heights

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by henryobinna(m): 4:26pm On Jul 27, 2017
the highest i can work is if and only if am working for GOD

mean while These are cheapest Virtual Reality Headsets You CouldnGet Anywhere In Nigeria

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by 7footre(m): 4:49pm On Jul 27, 2017
When I never de take oshogbo weed

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by onuwaje(m): 4:52pm On Jul 27, 2017
I go just piss for body
Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by remsonik(f): 4:58pm On Jul 27, 2017
So all those olumo rock, and other excursions we go in secondary school that we climb rocks , hills and mountains no be anything?

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by talk2saintify(m): 5:00pm On Jul 27, 2017
the lord is der Shepard

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Emerikoss: 5:11pm On Jul 27, 2017
Explorers:
Skyscrapers window cleaners.




Window cleaners recruited to polish skyscrapers must have a head for heights along with a love ofwashing and buffing.

The high rise cleaners are often suspended hundreds of feet in the air, where they carry out their work from narrow platforms or swinging seats.

Thanks to an emphasis on safety training, deaths remain rare.

According to the International Window Cleaning Association, in the U.S. there was only one high-rise fatality per year from 2010 to 2014.





Pictured


Workers cleaning the windows of Dubai's Burj Khalifa building, the world's tallest tower.
The Burj Khalifa,see all of them like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible,that time he climbed up the building and down with his spy mission gloves thingy...

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by efembaba(m): 5:32pm On Jul 27, 2017
Astronauts working in space are d highest workers
Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by tolutweety(m): 5:52pm On Jul 27, 2017
I'd always thought these things aren't that difficult if you get the mind,alas I was wrong.

I rode on this Superman tower of power(A height of 325ft above the ground), and I almost literarily died. sad
I will need some strong weed to even think of doing that again. undecided

Anything Height is a NO! Let's stay on the ground abeg.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQIg6S9gChU

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Kakamorufu(m): 7:51pm On Jul 27, 2017
.....and this is the reason why cocoa house in Ibadan windows hasn't been cleaned in ages

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by swagifted(m): 8:10pm On Jul 27, 2017
How about when neil Armstrong walked on the moon... I think thats the highest altitude

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Kusibe77(m): 8:13pm On Jul 27, 2017
These are jobs Mr.Audu performed excellently. He climbed a mast with bare hands and was brought down by wind.

Tell me, are these guys using aids or not?
Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by 2horsePOWER(m): 9:42pm On Jul 27, 2017
kukuma kii me first
Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by emiarire(f): 11:54pm On Jul 27, 2017
Nice piece op! dis really shows d mindset and orientation of white folks. They r always passionate n proud of their jobs no matter how little or insignificant it may seem. Imagine someone going to such heights just to fix d thumb of a statue or clean a window. Nigerians would rather leave the windows to b 'naturally' cleaned by rain n they will going up n down crying unemployment because everyone wants to b a doctor or work in an office.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by WizAkzy: 12:29am On Jul 28, 2017
I take God beg you, i no do.

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Re: How High Can You Work? Check These High Altitude Jobs(Photos) by Nobody: 12:45am On Jul 28, 2017
I'm even scared on their behalf undecided

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