Hi, all concerned:
I received what's below privately.
73, Dave, K3BHJ
Received: from web12106.mail.yahoo.com (web12106.mail.yahoo.com
[18.104.22.168]) by mail.copper.net
(Vircom SMTPRS 5.0.193) with SMTP id <B0001772198@mail.copper.net> for
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 10:33:34 -0400
Received: from [22.214.171.124] by web12106.mail.yahoo.com via HTTP; Wed, 12
Sep 2001 07:37:17 PDT
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 07:37:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Lance Nguyen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: tower erection
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
I know nothing about tower erection stuff. I saw your
e-mail address on Tower Talk.
I was wondering if I could pick your brain a little
bit, and if you can head me in the right direction at
least. Here it is:
A telecom company bought a pre-fabricated tower from
Central Towers (??). Central provided all the parts
and even delivered the kit to the site. Labor was not
While assembling/erecting the tower, a guy wire (??)
came loose from its 5/16 plate clamp, collapsing the
tower and killing the person on the tower. Come to
find out that the required clamp should have been 4/16
instead of 5/16 and that the 5/16 clamp was designed
for telephone poles and the like so that when a car
hit the clamp would give way and release the cable.
One engineer has tested the 5/16 clamp in question and
that result showed that the 5/16 held better than the
4/16. Is this misleading in some way?
Additionally, the plate clamp required 100 ft./lbs. of
torque. A crobsy clip requires only 15 ft./lbs. of
torque. No instructions, tools, or warnings were
given advising of the 100 ft./lbs. requirement.
Additionally a crescent wrench is the only tool used
in the field, and it cannot put 100 ft./lbs. or torque
on the plate clamp.
Is everything i'm saying correct? what are other
liability areas, if any of Central, in this fact
pattern? Further suggestions?
Do You Yahoo!?
Get email alerts & NEW webcam video instant messaging with Yahoo! Messenger
List Sponsored by AN Wireless: AN Wireless handles Rohn tower systems,
Trylon Titan towers, coax, hardline and more. Also check out our self
supporting towers up to 100 feet for under $1500!! http://www.anwireless.com
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/FAQ/towertalk
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com