Worst Job Ever? Worker Climbs Up 1,786 Ft Tower

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 6 years ago in Misc

And now you know what it"s like to climb those fantastical heights.
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Male 426
dude... i could not do that job... well unless i was jobless and it paid really well. got mouths to feed, but dang i would totally petition for a parachute 1800 feet should be enough, people base jump at heights less than that.
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Male 1,351
Give that man a parachute! Seriously though...if he had one strapped to his back is there a chance that it could save him? Though the extra weight would be anything but helpful.
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Male 310
They should just let that guy go up with a parachute so he can jump back down.
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Male 633
thak the internet, there`s always another place to find recently removed videos
www.liveleak dot com/view?i=f2d_1284588370
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Female 118
awww.. stupid copy rights
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Male 2,085
It gave me vertigo just watching it. The last part of the climb with those little prongs for a ladder is what really freaked me out.
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Male 1,834
cool
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Male 3,915
really theonlineengineer.org?....really?
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Male 1,064
broken link, copyright claim :C
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Male 445
The problem with logic is that you know for a fact there is little material difference climbing a 100ft tower and a 1700ft tower. Your brian however just screams drat that, drat that! To be able to overcome that level of fear is very unsual.
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Male 774
Holy poo that`s tall.

If the extra weight wouldn`t slow me down I`d wear a parachute. :thumbs:
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Male 98
Looks like I`m not alone in getting a touch of vertigo while watching this. Also, while accidentally leaving something behind on the ground would be bad luck, imagine his boss radioing him saying that he`s on the wrong tower.
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Male 317
Holy Fack...I think I just found the one thing that money could not make me do. My palms are soaked with sweat and my stomach is doing flips just from watching this...
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Male 2,424
Just another guy getting high on the job
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Male 25,416
Remember this has no safety lines!

The video can be found here! not taken off yet
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Male 1,598
How is this a bad job? It looks pretty cool to me. Great view!
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Male 25,416
Copyright claim,thus cant view, but apparently he was concerned about losing his job so it didnt stay long! Apparently the video portrayed something other than "thats Cool` Aka is it safe?
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Male 5,617
Gee, I hope the guy doesn`t lose his gig.

I want to schedule a jump now...
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Male 658
Free climbing like that is illegal. This jackass is going to lose his job because he put this on the internet.
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Male 768
I like how I submitted this two times, days ago. :(
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Male 1,523
Thanks newbzoors, that clears it up.
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Male 1,287
Riggers make pretty good money for the level of education required. I`ve never seen a crew operate unclipped so much though. That`s just crazy.

Construction riggers installing the guyed masts have enough to worry about without adding falling to the mix; I`ve never seen one unclipped.
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Male 217
Found this.
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Male 304
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by TheOnLineEngineer.org.
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Female 134
The lightning would follow the path of least resistance, and thats through metal, not the person. I would wear rubber boots just in case though.
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Male 379
"Say for arguements sake,the tower got hit by lightning when the guy was on it, would he get a severe electric shock? Im assuming he might do because the tower is earthed???

Ive no idea, so if anyone can answer that would be great!"

There are VLF towers like this in Hawaii. They have a lightening rod on top that would just send the charge to the ground.
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Male 560
Scary poo without a line. I don`t consider myself to be scared of heights, but with no safety line I wouldn`t trust myself to be up their.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Say for arguements sake,the tower got hit by lightning when the guy was on it, would he get a severe electric shock? Im assuming he might do because the tower is earthed???

Ive no idea, so if anyone can answer that would be great![/quote]

He should be fine.

The whole point of earthing tall buildings is to provide an extremely low-resistance route for electricity from the building to earth. Electricity follows the path of least resistance. So a lightning strike should travel down the conductor put on the building for exactly that purpose. It will have a lower electrical resistance than a person, so the electricity should travel along it rather than along a person on the tower.
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Male 2,893
Oh Hell, I forgot my wallet.
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Female 55
"From here it`s only another 60 feet to the top!"
I`m not very afraid of heights, but by the time I got that far I was holding my chair so I didn`t fall off. XD
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Male 364
I saw a picture of this on another site with the caption:

"Dammit, I forgot my lunch at the bottom!"
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Male 24
tallest tower i`ve climbed is 95 feet, i cant imagine what it must feel like to be at those heights! and free climbing!? thats ridiculous
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Male 1,548
like bataleon said, this is just unsafe and stupid, especially when safety measures would be so cheap, easy and wouldn`t hinder the climber at all. Winds must be terrible at that height and I`m surprised the tower doesn`t sway at all (at least from the look on the camera). That being said, I`d love to BASE jump off that thing.
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Male 594
F that.
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Male 24
Thank God I`m at my warm house, studying for a BA at Uni, going for a much safer job than this one!!!!!!!!!

I feel like I`m badass just for watching this in FullScreen mode... what can I say for the one who shot that video?! :D hxahx
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Male 67
Do they at least give them parachutes?
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Male 1
Great way to cure your vertigo !!!
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Male 1,178
I`m an avid rock climber and as fun as that would be to me. It`s also stupidly and unnecessarily dangerous. A simple pole that ran up the length of the mast with connection points at certain distances would be an easy way to provide safety. That way, they could clip the carabiner to the pole and it could slide up with them. When they reached a connection point, they could unclip and reclip to the next section.
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Male 48
QUESTION:

Say for arguements sake,the tower got hit by lightning when the guy was on it, would he get a severe electric shock? Im assuming he might do because the tower is earthed???

Ive no idea, so if anyone can answer that would be great!
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Male 72
F*ck that. My heart is pounding just watching that... I feel dizzy, I think I need to go lie down...
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Male 594
Reddye: Indeed.

Holy shat. I could not do this, if my life depended on it. Crazy height. And I`m scared to even stand on a table.
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Male 56
im surprised his huge balls dont get in the way
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Male 571
I don`t care how much more efficient it is, free-climbing at that height is retarded. However much that job pays, it`s not enough.
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Male 56
@krembill that`s exactly what i was thinking
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Male 226
freaking ridiculous, my palms are sweating waterfalls just by watching this. what in the world is he being payed.i would be shaking so bad i would freeze, panic, and fall :(
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Male 1,091
Yeah, of course the tricky part was exactly at the top.
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Male 2,005
thats the kind of job that i would want to apply for
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Male 363
wow.... f*ck that sh*t... his life is in the reliability of a 1/2 steel bar 90% of the time.
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Male 90
Could be cool if he had a parashute to get down ;D
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Male 275
I was terrified and I wasn`t even there.
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Male 494
That`s not scary at all. I would do that any day...

... if you gave me twenty million dollars, a parachute, a backup parachute, a backup backup parachute and a bottle of xanax.
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Male 2,034
I`m glad to see I wasn`t the only person scared by this video.

I`m surprised they can climb that well with balls that size.
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Female 327
F that
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Male 485
That job sucks. But imagine the guys that had to build it.
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Male 199
That is sofa king awe-inspiring!!
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Female 250
that made me feel so dizzy, my stomach sank. I didnt know vertigo was possible sitting on my sofa either!
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Male 259
"F*ck that for a packet of biscuits."

How about a tin of good biscuits, some jaffa cakes and a curly wurly?
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Female 2,674
My palms are sweaty. I had to pause it like 5 times to gather myself. At 7:18 when he actually takes both hands OFF of the pole to clip his carabiner on.. I almost lost my sh*t. Seriously.
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Male 259
I had a pain in my balls the entire way through that. Heights? No thank you.
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Female 9,478
My heart is still pounding against my chest, and that usually doesn`t happen when watching a video. I would not want that job, even though I am looking for one.
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Male 10,855
Poll:
These guys have balls of:
Steel?
Adamantium?
Unobtanium?
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Female 5
Could only manage to watch it through my fingers. I hope that thing doesn`t wobble, that would take me right over the vomit horizon.
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Female 62
eeek! I was at the edge of my seat watching that. He is a brave man to do this job.
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Male 10,855
Wow they`re so high up they can see the curvature of the Earth.
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Male 3,322
"B.A.S.E jumper dream!" "They need parachutes..."

I was thinking about BASE and parachutes when he said there was no quick way down in case of a storm.
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Male 801
F*ck that for a packet of biscuits.
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Male 151
That made my palms sweaty 0.o
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Male 6,694
SCREW THAT ! I was dizzy just watching this. Im still dizzy. Wow. Now my stomach is all churning. Man. Thats messed up.
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Female 685
That isn`t a toolbag, that`s his humungous balls! I know his headcam distorts the image slightly but it looks like you can see the curvature of the planet from up there.
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Female 52
honestly thought i was gonna vom! those guys are a special kind of crazy.
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Male 2,552
Screw the hell out of that crap!
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Male 200
i didnt know vertigo was possible at 360p on youtube...
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Male 15,510
Badass
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Male 286
if i work there I will bring a parachute.
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Male 113
5:34, there`s no quick way down

oh sure there is. not one you`d like though.
these guys got epic guts
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Male 36
i wonder what the benifits of that job is lol
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Male 1,226
"I actually leaned back in my chair when he got to the top and moved over onto that tiny platform."

Me too. But the camera is on top of his head so the perspective isn`t entirely the way he saw it.
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Male 1,197
what a cool job!! B.A.S.E jumper dream!
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Male 226
Holy jeebus, I felt things pucker that I didn`t know could pucker. That is just nuts, no way in Hell would I ever do that job.
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Male 4,290
I actually leaned back in my chair when he got to the top and moved over onto that tiny platform.
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Female 412
OMG! That was really scary... And I wasn`t even up there!
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Male 242
My palms are sweating and my penis went up inside me while watching this
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Male 588
What were they doing up there, anyway? Changing a lightbulb?
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Male 81
What makes the job ten times harder is dragging your 20lb die-cast steel testicles up there with you.
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Male 761
They need parachutes...
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Male 4,594
Jesus, my sphincter puckered-up just watching that.
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Male 3,322
Not in a million years and not for a million dollars!
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Male 335
I made it 45 seconds. I can`t watch that. excuse me while I curl up into the fetal position under my desk.
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Male 2,551
Link: Worst Job Ever? Worker Climbs Up 1,786 Ft Tower [Rate Link] - And now you know what it`s like to climb those fantastical heights.
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