[TowerTalk] Two Killed Erecting Tower

K4RO Kirk Pickering K4RO Kirk Pickering <k4ro@k4ro.net>
Wed, 22 Mar 2000 23:42:28 -0600 (CST)

> 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 use a pair fall-arrest lanyards on the back D-ring, plus a positioning 
lanyard on the belt D-rings for the best of both worlds.  All in an 
integrated full-body fall-arrest harness, of course.  I never have to 
be disconnected while climbing or working.  I occaisionally do the first 
60 feet free-climbing.  With the latest round of stories, I may reconsider 
that approach.  

I find tower work to be difficult and dangerous.  The only reason I 
deal with it at all is because a) I just love playing radio, and b) 
I want my tower and antenna installation to be as good as I can make it.
No one will ever care as much about my installation as I will.  Or my life.

-Kirk  K4RO

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