[TowerTalk] Two Killed Erecting Tower
Bill Coleman AA4LR
Wed, 22 Mar 2000 15:20:43 -0500
On 3/22/00 2:37 PM, Pete Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>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...
I understood that a positioning lanyard has no stretch, which makes it a
poor choice for fall arrest service, since it will jerk you to a stop.
My plan was to get a full harness, the type with a D-ring in the back,
and attach two fall arrest lanyards there, with a positioning lanyard at
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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