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Re: [TowerTalk] tower accident

To: Ethan <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tower accident
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 10:40:29 -0700
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Time for us to lighten up on Tony.  He has taken the feedback to heart, 
ordered some safety gear, and intends to use it.

Dave  AB7E

Ethan wrote:
> k2vi wrote:
>> I have a 42' rohn 25 tower with a ta-33 and 2meter vertical above,I am in 
>> very good shape,run 8 miles a week I weigh 170 at 5'9 and can overhead press 
>> 205 which aint bad,I do climb the tower then buckle in at the top,I will say 
>> every step up is slow and methodical.I concentrate where i grab the tower 
>> and where my foot is resting.If my foot slips off the rung I can easily hold 
>> my weight to regain my footing.In a few years when i become old i will 
>> shackle when climbing.If this tower was any higher i would exersize a bit 
>> more safe.
>> tony k2vi
> Tony, quit fooling yourself.  You're no safer than if you climbed a 400 
> foot tower monkey style.  There are plenty of scenarios where you could 
> lose your ability to hold on to the tower, no matter how careful you 
> are.  I work in the industry, and I hear about them all the time.  At 
> least most of the time I hear, "Thank God he had his lanyard attached."

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