----- Original Message -----
From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "David Jordan" <email@example.com>; <K7LXC@aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower climbing is dangerous business
>> Makes sense...I was speaking to a fella working on a 400ft self
>> supporting tower in Maryland. The State Police are revamping the entire
>> network and these 400ft towers are going up all over the place.
>> None of the guys on the tower spoke english.
> This was my thought. The industry is growing so fast that they are hiring
> minimially (*trained*?) climbers and the safety record is not really
> representative of tower climbing in general. Given, it's a risky business
> and unforgiving as if flying. In my opinion, I just think the figures are
> skewed due to a lot of new, poorly trained climbers.
Its probably in the archives, but a somebody posted a message a
while back describing the hideous working conditions and time
pressure that "professional" tower installers work under. I seem to
recall that the guy who made the posting had done it for a while
and then decided it wasn't worth the risk.
73, Mike W4EF................................................
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