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The most dangerous job in the world - needs strong heart to Watch

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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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There has GOT to be a way to engineer a system so he can remain tied off the whole way up, maybe with just a couple of change overs along the way. I'm thinking a series of weighted cables with hooks and breaks, like seat belt breaks. So, you tie off to the hook at the bottom, the hook follows you up for maybe 50 feet, or whatever, and if you fall, the breaking system engages so it stops your fall. Once you get to the top of one cable, you switch over to the next. On the way back down, you use them again, which essentially resets the cables for the next time someone goes up.




posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 06:51 AM
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Nice one for actually watching the video. Guess you missed the part where he didn't use a rope at ALL.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 06:52 AM
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Of course there are several options. Even a simple lift with just space for 1 person. But why build a lift when you can find people that'll do the job without one?



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:21 AM
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Originally posted by Ilyich
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Omg I had to stop watching, I felt like I was going to be sick, as well I felt that sensation.. You know that downwards pull, when your near a high height. For instance standing near a cliff, or in a glass elevator, you almost have this internal urge, or sensation that your being pulled toward the edge. I had to stop just as he started to climb the antenna itself. No more cage, maybe 10 pulls past the power box. Full screen, in a dark room gave me quite the sensation of being there. Damn my super, Empathic and multiple perspective powers.


I felt exactly the same as you. No way I'd cry one on the first step up.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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I don't know if the most dangerous job in the world, I'd put Australian abalone fishing as more dangerous then probably underground mining not too far behind considering how many are killed each year. Then military.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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I've been told that the Coast gurads have the most dangerous job in the world and i am inclined to believe it.

I do however think that this job is VERY dangerous and would not do it even if the pay was good.Can you imagine if there was just one gust of wind?

edit on 28/7/12 by Viking9019 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:11 AM
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I agree. When you wear an OSHA approved safety harness you have two d-rings that you can be attached. Like rock climbing you can attach and unattach and reattach as you climb. Of course its tedious, yet it might save your life. Yet, safety is skirted so much until someone gets hurt. Then the hammer falls down.

I can tell you it is pretty retarded to have 6 guys all tied off on a 9 foot off the ground 10x20 section. It happens, though. Also, hardhats, which won't do #, at 60 feet up. Are they supposed to protect from lightning or a big ass plane? LOL

OSHA could have a field day on these guys so easy... They are most likely pretty scared to do so. They tend to go for the easy bust, rules and regulations are selectively enforced as per how easy it is. Go figure.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:18 AM
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My..god

No safety rope? Are you kidding me?
Could you even imagine how they built this? You would have to go up there and weld and carry all kinds of stuff much heavier than 30lbs!

I couldn't help but think....this is the best place to go in case of zombies haha



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:19 AM
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I am scared of heights and by 5:11 I had to start bumping forward. My stomach started dropping and I had the whole queasy feeling. BLAH!!

No way! No way, no how, you can not pay me enough money to do that. I'm still trying to shake off that feeling.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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You may be right, yet unscrupulous owners will even send these guys out when there are conditions present, like lightning and wind, that will # up the operation.

On a boat? You are pretty much stuck. Whatever condition presents itself will happen and you can't just go back. That is why it does remain the clearcut most dangerous profession. Even war isn't as dangerous, much less law enforcement.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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Mother of God


I've got to 2:10 and don't know if I can honestly watch anymore of this.

Why did you have to post this?



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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Watching the video makes the palms of my hands sweat. A nephew of mine used to do that work, but he quit when a co-worker fell to his death.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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My guess is those people get PAID ! Probably up words of 150 per hour
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I recall reading an article about guys getting paid $500 dollars just to replace the bulb on the empire state building. I know if I climbed a tower like that, I would probably have a death grip on the latter and they would have to send a rescue unit to free me. That is if I didn't die of a heart attack before they reached me.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:52 AM
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4:26 and I'm out.

Damn you panda!



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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I know that if that was my Job, I'd be wearing a parachute, first for safety, and secondly for a quick descent to the ground. screw having to climb all the way back down.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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Damn, how much do these guys make $$ in one year? I'd might able to do that but then again, probably not
. Good lord, free climbing?



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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As I lay here on my couch watching this video my heart is beating at 100mph. I seriously thought I was going to fall off of the couch!



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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My husband.. big tough marine combat vet several tours not scared of much... is a little girl when it comes to heights.
Ya know who messes with the satellite or gets up on the roof when something needs done... lil ol 5'4" MOI.
I have virtually no fear of heights at all.. he claims its due to me having a female underdeveloped brain to sense danger..

Anyway, I told him I wanted him to watch this neat video.. it got barely into the thing and he just walks away. I could tell it was a pucker phase 4 for the girly man.



( hehe he reads here, very rarely posts... neener!)



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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Mind over matter, if you don't let fear get to you, it won't. I would totally take the job if it paid handsomely and they gave me a parachute for after the job is done



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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I'm not afraid of heights but that video made me change my mind


Those saying that this isn't the most dangerous job, TRY DOING what he does at the very end when he ascends to the lighting beacon, HE LETS GO OF BOTH HANDS (7:17) and gets his smaller carabiner ready.




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