Sounds like a good reason not to use a tower with tubular members.
On 05/15/06 06:41 pm Hector Garcia XE2K wrote:
> Will be interesting to get a little more information
> abouth the failure in the tower that cause to break at
> the middle, sound like small tower or rusted by
> inside some section.
> i just work in a small 3 sections rohn 25 very old
> sunk in concrete roof (very smart move) and all the
> top sections are very soft that you can push a screw
> driver with no effort thru, looks just a small spots
> of rust , but the sound was very diferent " like soft
> the tower was located in the top a silo at 120 ft
> removing the bolts i found full of rust metal and
> oxidation debris inside. scary to climb.
> to prevent this kind of accidents , inspections are
> always a must before performing any work in a unknow
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