Check the stats...you will find that professional tower climbing has the
highest risk of occupational fatality of all industries, higher than
logging, or even those folks in the Bering Sea popularized by "Most
Guess it's not as glamorous to film someone climbing a 1,000 foot tower...
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Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower accident,
>I subscribe to towerpro on yahoo groups. There is seldom a week or two
> goes by that a professional tower climber doesn't get killed in a tower
> accident. These guys are trained and certified and they still
> because of equipment failure, but sometimes through carelessness.
> If these pros are not invincible, neither are we hams. It's been
> months since I went up a tower and in a few weeks I will be spending lots
> time up there. The New Mexico ham's death is a wakeup call for me. I
> definitely will be tied to the tower at all times. Stay safe!
> Bill K4XS/KH7XS
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