just a little bit of exposure

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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby Aug_Dog » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:52 am

Someone posted this in another forum I visit and I subsequently posted a video of the exposure on the Knife Edge
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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby MtHurd » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:37 am

14 years ago, a 1535 ft. tower went down with 3 people on it in Cedar Hill Texas due to a gust of wind. I guess they had a wild ride the last few seconds of their lives.

Apparently, towers go down quite frequently.
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Re: Climbin 1700'+ straight up

Postby MtHurd » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:53 am

Weird, I just saw this same video here.
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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:15 pm


Wow, what a list. It even includes two radio stations that I used to listen to regularly (WMBD in Illinois and KFI in Los Angeles).
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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby stonebaez » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:15 pm

Here is the list of fatalities per year for tower climbing:

http://www.wirelessestimator.com/generaldoc.cfm?ContentID=9

2006 was the big winner, this was the year that tower climbing had the most deaths per 100,000 workers in the states.
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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby zoriloco » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:21 pm

Holy Crap!! that is some scary stuff....... Amazing.
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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby NickJ » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:15 pm

Incredible. Makes me a little dizzy/light-headed just watching the video. No safety line? Good grief.
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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby coloradokevin » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:22 pm

I guess I got here too late. The video link no longer works. Anyone know of another working link to that video?
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Re: Climbin 1700'+ straight up

Postby screefieldstevie » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:20 pm

Dex wrote:I wasn't sure where to post this.

The lack of safety equipment is interesting to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtgsAXmz7U&feature=player_embedded#


This one is still working!!! :shock:
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Re: just a little bit of exposure

Postby Journyclmbr-43 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:52 pm

That made me pucker a little :shock:

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