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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by 357, May 2, 2018.

  1. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    Something to think about when installing an antenna, especially an aluminum one like a 5/8

    A male was killed when trying to installing a cb antenna on top of a tree, in his front yard. The cb antenna accidently touched some high voltage power lines, the male fell about 60 feet to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 141 ST



     

  2. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    Release date: May 1, 1978
    Release number: 78-031
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    Eight men were electrocuted in three separate but similar accidents with citizens band (CB) radio antennas on April 2 in Salisbury, North Carolina and New Orleans, Louisiana and on April 4 in Abbeville, Louisiana. In all three accidents CB antennas hit electrical power lines killing four men in Salisbury, three men in New Orleans, and one man in Abbeville.
    In the Salisbury accident, the CB antenna, attached to a mobile home porch the men were attempting to move, brushed a power line. In New Orleans, the three men were trying to raise a CB antenna which hit a nearby power line and in Abbeville, the man was attempting to install a CB base antenna at a residence with several other people who were injured in the accident.
    The accidents are being investigated by Consumer Safety Officers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's field offices in Atlanta and Dallas to assist the Commission in developing a regulation for CB antennas. The Commission has proposed a regulation that would require manufacturers to supply consumers with warning labels, safety installation instructions, and written information on hazards at the time they purchase antennas.

    https://www.cpsc.gov/content/eight-killed-in-cb-antenna-accidents
     
  3. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    Darwin award winners.
     
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  4. AndrewGS

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    That should put an end to it.
     

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