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Offline SW-J

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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 1915 UTC »
Well, the 'controversy' is from all the arm-chair OSHA-enforcer wannabe's citing government chapter and verse and that have likely _never_ been a foot off the ground and onto a commercial structure ... one commenter on the linked blog put it correctly: "The country is being run by armchair warriors…"  ...

BTW, my hands _and_ feet were sweating during that vid; mildly acrophobic here ...


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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 0018 UTC »
Anyone KNOW where this tower is?

Just curious...
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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 0503 UTC »
I thought it was Japanese? ???

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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 1324 UTC »
Anyone KNOW where this tower is?

Just curious...

It's quoted in the video as being 1768 feet tall. 
Crossing that with a list of commercial guyed masts, the most likely candidate (off by a couple of feet) looks like it would be American Towers' "Eglin" tower in Eglin, South Carolina - used by WOLO-TV in Columbia.
I made the assumption that it was within the US, due to the video's mention of OSHA regulations, which wouldn't apply elsewhere.  It was a close match in altitude on a couple of lists online, and the scenery looks about right for central South Carolina (not mountainous terrain, etc.).

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 0056 UTC »
I made the assumption that it was within the US, due to the video's mention of OSHA regulations, which wouldn't apply elsewhere. 

Incorrect ;)

http://www.osha.gov/international/index.html

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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 0152 UTC »
I made the assumption that it was within the US, due to the video's mention of OSHA regulations, which wouldn't apply elsewhere. 

Incorrect ;)

http://www.osha.gov/international/index.html

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The site you might should be citing is:

  http://osha.europa.eu/en/about  (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - )

How the Agency and its partners operate:

  http://osha.europa.eu/en/about/organisation

European Safety and Health Legislation -

  "Based on Article 153 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union"

  http://osha.europa.eu/en/legislation

Directives:

  http://osha.europa.eu/en/legislation/directives

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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 0213 UTC »
In that case, no idea.
It's some place with a tall tower.

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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 2158 UTC »
The people all wadded up about this probably believe that all construction workers wear face shields, knee pads, long gloves, helmets,  and walk around 2 story framing with lanyards, fall arrest gear, protected by the osha approved  catwalk roping that exists on all 4 sides.

In fact, boots, cut offs and a ball cap is the de-facto garb of 99% of construction workers.
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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2010, 1003 UTC »
30 seconds and I'm done watching it...


Brrrrrrrrrrr.




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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2010, 2246 UTC »
30 seconds and I'm done watching it...


Brrrrrrrrrrr.

I actually had to keep ready with a "barf bucket" ... it was turning my stomache so bad! :o

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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 0432 UTC »
Sorry about that gentlemen! I posted a warning on the site!

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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2010, 1934 UTC »
which helped fuel my decision to stop at thirty seconds.

Last time I did major antenna work, I freaked out at the top of a twenty foot ladder, had to hold on for dear life collecting myself for a few moments, told my compadre holding the ladder "please don't talk to me right this moment", etc.

I got much better at ladders/heights/roofs for awhile when it was part of one of my jobs, seemed to somewhat master an innate fear of heights-- but apparantly if you stop using it, you lose it.  Now my best antennas are done via slingshot without leaving the ground! (and, I seem to get them quite a bit higher at the same time).


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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2010, 1942 UTC »
Personally   I like the view from the top !! ;)  BTDT
COME ON BOYS  ::) !  LETS GO CHANGE SOME LIGHT BULBS !!  ;D
     


i have seen the guys lowered down to the tower from a Helicopter   
almost like the video of the guy working on the power lines !
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Re: Professional Broadcast Tower Climbing Video Stirs Up Controversy
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2010, 2002 UTC »
My backyard Rohn 25 tower is only 40' tall, and I can climb it now without too much of a death grip, but it's a process of desensitizing. I can lean back into the belt and use both hands now on whatever I'm working on , but that is still a bit puckery .

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do to fix an antenna!  :o

John
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