In early September we had a short thread about the WAAY-TV tower collapse
here in Huntsville, AL. Many of you have noted interest in failure analysis
info if available. I've been monitoring the "Tower-Pro" reflector (similar
to "TowerTalk but aimed more at professionals, and a good source of generic
safety info) for any follow-up data. Today there was a link on "Tower-Pro"
to an OSHA comment relevant to this accident:
http://www.comtrainusa.com/news.htm ; see the 11-26-03 article. It's hardly
definitive, and pretty non-committal, but does indicate a trail OSHA is
Although it's a huge stretch to compare our ham towers with this big stick,
there's enough pertinent stuff here to warrant a look.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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