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Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?
From: "n4zkf" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:19:36 -0400
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That video is so stupid it's not even worth going over. It was staged. I
climbed broadcast for years when I first got in the business.
What were all those people doing going to the top to work on an AOL? It
doesn't take but one. 

It is an OSHA requirement and if they want to work on the thousands of
towers we own, they better do it. When a tower (team)
hits the bottom of one of our towers the first thing out of the back of
their truck is the climbing safety rescue bag (kit).

It gets laid at the bottom of the ladder to the tower in case it's needed.
Then comes the safety sheet telling where they are with
address, phone numbers, closest hospital, Lat/Longs, MSDS, etc. There is a
lot more that goes into it than just climbing.

I'm only 52 but I still climb! (my own towers) I have crews to go up the
rest now! HI.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jerry Gardner
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:13 PM
To: Jim W7RY
Cc:; Rex Lint
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Jim W7RY <> wrote:

> >>>>>"I always use a full safety harness and two lanyards alternatively
> >>>>>snapped in as I climb"
> That is called "staying 100% connected" which is an OSHA requirement.  And
> a
> good idea!

It may be a requirement, but I hear that it's widely ignored in the
industry, as witnessed in this video:!5639113/the-scariest-video-you-have-ever-watched-in-the-nam

73, Jerry

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