if a bigbro can handle a fall as described above, I'm assuming you could also stand on one. get a full blow rest, eh?
Stand on the sling side only!
I was doing some OW at the New River Gorge about 13 years ago and had placed a Big Bro. As I oozed by it, I nudged it with my toe on the unslung side; it trickled out and whipped down the rope, nailing my belayer on the wrist. So now I'm 30' up with no gear and a crippled belayer. I almost did a Yabo and jumped into the nearest tree. Instead, I placed another BigBro above my head and lowered off, hoping the damn thing would hold. It did and I ran around, rapped off and retrieved the gear. We then went for ice and beer to placate our various injuries, orthopedic and mental. It was 10 AM on a West Virginia summer morning. Yee ha.
some wide thing at winslow wall... a slo melting 7ft slide... still have the mottled scar on the back of my shoulder... witnesses say it was hard to watch.... I may be exaggerating the 7ft... but i slid enough to scar...