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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower safety gear
From: Alan AB2OS <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 09:06:08 -0400
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This discussion arose because somebody suggested buying "a simple belt at a local lineman shop."

But it sounds as though such things are now illegal. Or is it another of these idiotic cases where things are illegal to use but not illegal to sell?

Alan AB2OS

On 05/26/04 10:54 pm Eugene Jensen put fingers to keyboard and launched the following message into cyberspace:

I have followed this with some interest.  Yes, technically hams do not have
to follow OSHA rules.  But on the other hand, there is no rule against dying
or being killed in a needless tower accident, is there?  The lineman belts,
waste belts and other restraining devices of this nature have long since
been outlawed for the simple reason you just drown in your own fluids while
you are hanging for 20 minutes dangling in the air -- and by the time they
rescue you, they are rescuing a corpse!

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