Safety net

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This article is about physical safety nets. For the socioeconomic usage, see Social safety net.
A safety net over a roadway to protect cars during overhead cable replacement

A safety net is in most cases a net to protect people from injury after falling by limiting the distance they fall. It may also be a device to arrest falling or flying objects for the safety of people beyond the net.

Firefighters once used a device called a Life net which allowed people in burning buildings to jump to safety.

Safety nets can be used in construction, building maintenance, sports or acrobatics.

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