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From: Pat Barthelow <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:15:11 -0800
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 An additional thing to be aware of as a follow on, to using a good fall arrest 
harness, isto consider it to still be a medical emergency if you fall, and are 
saved from ground impact by  a fall arrest harness, and are hanging away from 
structures you can use to unload your weight in the harness.  It  may or may  
not be a common situation, but if you are suspended by your harness above the 
ground and unable to climb back to the tower or other object, numerous 
references and case histories on the web documenting loss of consciousness 
while suspended in fall arrest harnesses with possible fatal results, exist.
One such reference:
 The problem centers around instances where harness design, or adjustment, 
suspension angle, and body  size/shape/weight combine in such a way that cuts 
off or inhibits blood circulation 
in the legs. In some instances this situation has caused loss of consciousness 
of a 
suspended subject in less than  a couple of minutes 
Best, Pat, AA6EG> From:> To:;;> Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:15:00 -0700> 
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Old safety belt> > I agree with Steve.> > Get yourself 
a harness with a fall arrest cable. You won't fall out of a> harness if 
something bad should happen. > > -----Original Message-----> From:> [] On 
Behalf Of> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 11:56 AM> To:;> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Old safety 

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