Some state highway patrols have changed what they used to call traffic
"accidents" to "collisions" or similar wording on their reporting forms.
"Accident" appears to be a word that implies diminished culpability on the
part of those involved.
As it applies to towers, I have a saying that I've reported here a few
times in the past: "On towers, as with driving automobiles, there are no
such things as 'accidents.' Someone along the line was careless or less
vigilant than the situation warranted and became injured as a result."
BOTTOM LINE: Let's be careful out there.
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "W0MU Mike Fatchett" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] - Cell Tower Broadcast
> 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
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