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As part of safety induction for AAPT mobile phone rollout here in Adelaide.
We were told story of security guard who being cold one night found a warm
spot on the roof top, in the path of the microwave dishes, he fell asleep.
Next day they apparently found him cooked and dead.

Not sure how true the story is. But kept everyone away from all the existing
antennas installed on the roof tops and towers. I recollect there were three
hazard zones for the antennas, the smallest and closest to the antenna, had
a safe exposure time of less than 2 minutes.



Regards
Conrad Harrison
B.Tech (mfg & mech), MIIE, gradTIEAust
mailto:sch.tectonic(--nospam--at)bigpond.com
Adelaide
South Australia



-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 22 October 2009 14:22
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Antenna Tower Inspection


On Oct 21, 2009, at 4:09 PM, seaint05(--nospam--at)lewisengineering.com wrote:

> I'm wondering if someone who may have climbed these things in the past
> could guide me to the appropriate guidelines for safety equipment  
> and any
> regulations for potential climbers of steel framed towers.
Get in touch with an OSHA expert with the proper experience.  
Electromagnetic radiation is the stuff that bakes potatoes in your  
microwave. Most electronics won't do you much harm, but the Navy has  
had casualties with people working around radar installations on  
shipboard.

Just for my own curiosity, doesn't it make you a little uncomfortable  
inspection something like this that you've never been close to?


Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania  
1864)
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