[TowerTalk] tower accident
aa6eg at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 25 10:59:55 EDT 2007
I would hope you decide to positively attach to the tower as soon as you step off the ground, the currently accepted standard.
It is a lttle bold these days to free climb and strap off when you arrive at your work height.
What REALLY concerns me though, is your last statement:
If this tower was any higher i would exersize a bit more caution.be safe.
I think I mentioned about the 50% fatality rate from falls at 20 ft, approaching close to 100 percent at 40 ft.
I hope you can develop a mind set that there is no difference in due dilligence requirements between elevations of 20 ft or 300 ft.
All the Best, 73,
Pat Barthelow aa6eg at hotmail.com
Jamesburg Earth Station Moon Bounce Team
> From: k2vi at cox.net
> To: TowerTalk at contesting.com
> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 10:16:26 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tower accident
> I have a 42' rohn 25 tower with a ta-33 and 2meter vertical above,I am in very good shape,run 8 miles a week I weigh 170 at 5'9 and can overhead press 205 which aint bad,I do climb the tower then buckle in at the top,I will say every step up is slow and methodical.I concentrate where i grab the tower and where my foot is resting.If my foot slips off the rung I can easily hold my weight to regain my footing.In a few years when i become old i will shackle when climbing.If this tower was any higher i would exersize a bit more caution.be safe.
> tony k2vi
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