[TowerTalk] Two Killed Erecting Tower

Pete Smith n4zr@contesting.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2000 14:37:05 -0500

At 02:02 PM 3/22/2000 -0500, Bill Coleman AA4LR wrote:

>So that his loss is not in vain, I have promised myself three things:
>* I will never climb alone. Someone will always be on the ground 
>observing to summon help should the unthinkable happen.
>* I will never climb without a proper safety harness with TWO fall arrest 
>* One fall arrest lanyard will be clipped into the tower at every moment. 
>(No free climbing)

Amen, Bill, and particularly on the third point.  You can even get special
double fall arrest lanyards that have one snap on the climber's end and
separate ones for the tower ends.  That way you don't have to use your
positioning lanyard for the second connection, though that's what I do.
Champion may have them...

73,  Pete N4ZR

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