Merry Christmas and happy holidays. I pray that you are all with your families and having a wonderful holiday this year. Please appreciate this time with your families and loved ones.
Next time you are asked to climb when you don’t’ feel the weather is right or things are going wrong or if you have a gut feeling that something is wrong. Next time you know something is wrong, please put your life first.
I put this together to remember the ones we lost this year. I don’t want the families to relive bad memories, if they do I apologize. I only want you all to remember and say a prayer for these families on this day. I am doing this to honor their memories as the hard workers they were and that they will not be forgotten. I am doing this to make a point that things need to get better. I know many climbers don’t want change because they may be getting a steady paycheck right now. Just remember that in just a few seconds that could all change.
I would like you all to appreciate your time with your families this holiday.
Special thanks to Facebook friend, Nick Fiedler for sharing this on Facebook and giving me this idea.
Please verify the information and let me know if anything is wrong.
|Ronaldo Eduard Smith||1/31/2014||62||Texas||Not known||Link|
|Terry Lee Richard, Jr||2/1/2014||27||Bokoshe, Ok||S&S Communications||Link|
|Kyle Kirkpatrick||2/1/2014||32||Hulbert, OK||S&S Communications||Link|
|Michael Dale Garrett (Firefighter)||2/1/2014||28||Clarksburg, WV||Nutter Fort||Link|
|Chad Weller||3/19/2014||21||Stevensville, Md||Redwing Electric||Link|
|Martin Powers||3/25/2014||38||St Charles, Mo||Wireless Horizon||Link|
|Seth Garner||3/25/2014||25||St Peters, Mo||Wireless Horizon||Link|
|Cody Freeman||6/17/2014||28||The Colony, a northern suburb of Dallas, Tx||Microwave Transmission Systems, Inc.||Link|
|Joel Metz||7/2/2014||28||Indiana||Fortune Wireless, Inc||Link|
|Thomas Lucas||8/10/2014||49||Toledo, Il||Sherwood Tower Services||Link|
|James G. Linstedt||9/17/2014||59||Self||Link|
|Allen Lee Cotton||12/18/2014||44||Sumter, SC||Central USA||Link|
|Joshua Oglesby (Auto Accident)||8/26/2014||22||Georgia||Midwest Underground Technology Inc (MUTI)||Link|
|Trevor Flum (Auto Accident)||8/26/2014||25||Tennessee||Midwest Underground Technology Inc (MUTI)||Link|
|John Johnson (Tower Painter)||7/24/2014||41||Du Pont, Ga||Southwest Tank and Tower||Link|
|Gazmend Vukaj (Water Tank Painters)||10/26/2014||40||Novi, Mi||Contracted through Southwest Regional Water District||Link|
|Florjan Milaj (Water Tank Painters)||10/26/2014||25||Farmington, Mi||Contracted through Southwest Regional Water District||Link|
|Walter Murray (Water Tower Painter)||4/9/2014||29||Madison, NC||Boss Enterprise through English Construction||Link|
|Pedro Macias (suicide jumping from tower)||4/21/2014||60||Elizabeth, NJ||Link|
|Christopher Zweidinger (suicide jumping from tower)||10/20/2014||38||Manchester, NJ||Link|
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