Whoa. 1 in 217. Almost one half of one percent. So if there are 600 of us
reading this reflector that would be *3*. Yikes.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 4:57 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Climbing is risky business
> I wanted to pass this info along since although most of us do it only as
> 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: http://www.mscomputer.com 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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See: http://www.mscomputer.com 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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