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Massive climb up antenna station

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:16 AM
I have a fear of heights, so watching this was like a horror movie
They don't even use saftey ropes... incredible.

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:28 AM
reply to post by Atzil321

how much do these people earn?
going up would be scary
but imagine going down!

what makes it a killer video is the fact you keep thinking he gets to the top, but it just means a smaller more dangerous looking ladder

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:14 AM
that guy is a freaking lunatic id never do that wow if he fell how long till he hit the ground just wow

posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:35 AM
I wonder if his ears popped !

Coming down is no problem.
You could even come down really quick if you wanted, just that you'd probably not live. that's all.

as for the effects of falling from that height, there is a video on you tube showing what the effects are of a small section of ladder being dropped from a TV mast.

It took about 5 seconds to fall, made a lovely whistling sound and then embedded itself up to two foot in the ground.

I wouldn't want to park my car under this mast
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Or even this mast
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:45 AM
reply to post by ed1320


1768 feet = 539 meters


539= 4.9 (t)squared

110= (t)squared

10.4 s = t

velocity = at


v=102 m/s at impact

So, you would free fall for 10.4 seconds(assuming no wind drag) and hit the ground at 102 m/s if terminal velocity were non-existent.


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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:13 AM
In the video, he said this:

  • Free Climbing
  • no safety lines used.
  • easier and faster.
  • attaching, climbing, detaching, and removing safety lines every few feet, slows progress and is tiring.

  • Personally, I have been in situations before, where my employer was very strict about following OSHA guidelines. There were times, when the leaning, reaching, and awkward positions I put myself in, just to secure the lanyard, were much riskier than the actual work itself.

    However, not everything he said, is entirely true. There are other pieces of hardware/equipment, that are made for this exact reason. These bypass his reasoning, because there is no need for attaching, detaching, reattaching, every few feet.

    Obviously, the cable needs to be there. If there is no cable or rope, then these do nothing. If there is a cable, these provide safety, while minimizing and/or alleviating the repetitive action of reattaching the lanyard every few feet.

    GME Supply Safety Cable / Wire Rope Grabs are precision-crafted for vertical fall arrest protection, and are built tough to withstand years of use. The cable grab device is a cam activated fall arrester which slides freely up and down a 3/8" (10mm) steel safety cable wire, and locks up on the cable to arrest a free fall. Works great on both galvanized and stainless steel cables. Includes bonus pouch for storing your safety cable device.

    GEMTOR Rope Grab
    Model # VF505 - Rope Grab

    Automatic energy absorbing rope grab follows a worker up and down a 5/8"- 3/4" diameter vertical synthetic lifeline. The unit's controlled, shock-absorbing action eliminates the need for an energy absorbing lanyard. The patented design allows the rope grab to be attached, detached and positioned at any point on the vertical lifeline. Weighs 1 1/2 lbs. and is made of stainless steel. New York State Approval # 9502

    Safety First.

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