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The Sky Is NOT Falling: Reinforcing Rigging Safety

"It's easy to make things go up and down, but not so easy to make something go up so that you're comfortable standing under it," says Tom Young of JR Clancy Company, a manufacturer of rigging systems, describing the challenge of designing, installing, and using rigging systems safely. That challenge is increasingly coming to the fore as shows become more complex, motorized rigging becomes more common, and - some say - maintenance becomes ever more hit and miss.

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