|[AMRadio] KFI Tower Falls...again!|
AirRadio at dsl.pipex.com
Fri Mar 21 06:27:56 EST 2008
Well, Spectacular and a bit sad, but at least no one killed, just a few bank
accounts dented, you can buy another tower but not another life. credit to
those guys who work on these towers. 73 Max
Subject: [AMRadio] KFI Tower Falls...again!
> It saddens me to report that a single point failure cause the new KFI
> tower to fall this afternoon around 2:00PM. I was on site when the
> failure happened and took a photo of the tower coming down. Two levels of
> guys were in place. The third level guys were slowly being brought into
> place, in unison, when the failure occurred. The tower was just under
> 300' at the time.
> Nobody was on the tower during this phase of the installation and only one
> person was hurt when the North/East guy structure gave away. There was
> some minor damage to a couple of trailers and the top 8' of the gin pole
> came through a warehouse roof. Other than that, there is just a bundle
> of steel and ceramic in the parking lot with some damage to the enclosure
> wall and fence.
> I won't go into details on the single point failure at this time, other to
> say that the tower crew did NOT cause this accident. The third level guys
> were slacked at the time of the failure.
> I'll be posting pictures on my website this evening.
> Dino - K6RIX
> dino at k6rix.com
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