WATCH: Man changes a lightbulb on a 1500-foot tower


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#2

Fall support harness in use. Must be on the job.

When my skydiver friend climbed one of those to do a BASE jump many years ago, he didn’t bother with the safety ropes. He said that he automatically held on tightly enough to not fall. He was also young and a bit foolish.


#3

Well, at my job, we have a policy against getting that high.


#4

How long before the drone puts him out of work?


#5

The one selfie I want to see, and it’s not shown.


#6

THAT’s a selfie? I always thought it was slang for masturbation!


#7

1500 feet with a harness is a lot safer than 300 feet freestyle. Watch 50 year old Fred Dibnah climb a chimney, especially at about 4:00 into the clip:


#8

This would be a good application for a long life LED lamp.


#9

I can see Wile E using this in an attempt to catch the roadrunner. Just add the right musical score, a Batman costume ( the Clooney one w/ nipples) and…


#10

They sell extendible poles for changing lightbulbs. Why didn’t he just use one of them?


#11

All right, now who’s the engineer who designed a 1500’ tower which requires someone to periodically climb it for repairs?


#12

THAT’s a selfie? I always thought it was slang for masturbation!

Well they’re certainly a form of masturbation…


#13

I’ve found that watching a lot of free climbing videos produces odd sensations in the right places, so perhaps you’re not too far off …


#14

His greatest fear is that he’ll drop the bulb and have to go back down for another one.


#15

Towers must have aviation safety lights. It’s not the engineer’s fault that humanity has collectively failed to design an infinite-life bulb.


#16

Stroking the ego, in other words? :blush:


#17

Climbing towers like this free - without clipping on - is actually OSHA approved. Some prefer that, since it’s quite a bit faster (though everyone clips on when they reach their workstation). This guy is more cautious than many.


#18

In the movies, he’d be doing this at night, in a lightning storm, with a 747 bearing down on the tower, while henchmen unloaded automatic weapons at him from the ground. And it would be only marginally more frightening to watch.


#19

More than a bit. Wind gusts up there are amazingly strong and give no warning.


#20

This video is a handy way of checking your scrotum without using your hands. Because I felt it quite distinctly on those high aerial views. Yikes.