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Subject: [TowerTalk] Climbing is risky business
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 17:57:42 EST
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I wanted to pass this info along since although most of us do it only as part 
of our hobby, we do climb.  Be careful up there!

The most recent data from the National Institute of Occupational 
Safety showed a fatality rate for tower construction workers of 460 
deaths per 100,000 employees. In contrast, the U.S. Department of 
Labor reported a fatality rate of 27.7 for construction workers as a 
whole, 25.0 for truck drivers 11.6 for police and 4.0 for all 

The root causes are a combination of factors -- a lack of training, 
slipshod construction techniques, inferior safety equipment and 
inexperienced workers -- that have made an inherently risky 
profession far more dangerous.

See:  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather 
Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions 
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.

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