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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] - Cell Tower Broadcast
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 08:01:30 -0600
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Accidents are accidents and no amount of government involvement, 
oversight, regulation, etc. is going to stop accidents from happening.  
Some jobs like tower climbing are inherently dangerous.  Regulations and 
an OSHA guy on the ground can't stop a guy from making a mistake on a 
tower that ultimately results in an accident.  Most of us have all had 
an "whoops" moment where we put ourselves in a very bad place or did 
something very dumb.  Most of us lived to tell about it, others did not.

Industry should work within itself to make the jobs as safe as possible 
and not rely on governments to do it for them.

Mike W0MU

W0MU-1 CC Cluster or

On 5/28/2012 1:42 AM, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> On 5/24/2012 5:07 PM, Dan Cisson wrote:
>> <snip>
>> pizza guys who are doing the job. It's called UNFAIR and STUPID.
>>> Yep. BUT -- a major reason our government agencies are so weak is that
>>> they have been intentionally weakened by those who demand "less
>>> regulation" and "small government."  Some of them are full of political
>>> appointees and lawyers/managers, and most of them have no budget for
>>> enforcement -- remember, we're trying to reduce the national debt.  The
>>> FCC has had these problems since around 1980. Those same problems led to
>>> the mining disaster in WV and the oil spill in the Gulf a few years ago.
>>> The OSHA guy interviewed in the piece came across as a particularly
>>> unfeeling and irresponsible person.  I agree -- next to useless.
> Most things I agree with you on Jim, but on this I couldn't disagree more.
> It's the huge amount of regulation, requiring more qualified inspectors
> than the government can produce.
> It's big government that causes this rather than small.  IOW they need
> too many government workers rather than providing qualified people to do
> the jobs.  These requirements and shortage of qualified people lead to
> favoritism, unknowledgeable  inspectors, and those who will look the
> other way
> Certainly we need regulations, but those regulations are of no use when
> they are mired in bureaucracy, kickbacks, and inspectors who do not know
> the ropes.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)
>>> 73, Jim K9YC
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