[TowerTalk] 2 HAMS died in Kansas City
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Mon Jul 14 12:07:52 EDT 2008
Gene Smar wrote:
> In addition to electrocutions associated with towers and antennas, there have been news articles recently about how dangerous the commercial tower industry is becoming. It has been labeled one of the most dangerous in the world.
> Most of the tower-related fatalities have been from falls from heights. We Hams are also subject to the same type of lapses of concentration from time to time while we climb our towers. I agree that safety with antennas, and even towers, ought to be more vigorously stressed by testing and periodic reminders from ARRL. I'm copying my ARRL SM for his info as well.
Our EC sent out a warning note about this very type of thing Friday. It
was based on an two guys setting up a portable repeater on a search and
rescue mission out West
Roger (K8RI - ARRL Life Member)
N833R (World's oldest Debonair)
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