Re: Toxic Workplaces
Posted by Gerry Duffett on 2/25/07
I was employed at Gal Power systems.
At a remote "radio tower" or "microwave tower" site they have
in place "rodent control".
Whatever type of pesticide would be used for that.
Some of these remote sites may not get a visit from a
technician for 1 month, 2 months or longer if there was no
indication from the alarm systems that all was normal.
They do not use so much rodent control that you have to wear
a "space suit" while working inside
I have been to "hundreds" of remote transmitter sites.
20 years in a service truck.
Some of these remote sites are a 8 to 10 hour drive from home
base in northern Ontario.
In other parts of Canada it is "off road" or "fly in".
Some of these systems are "prime power".
No commercial power.
Multiple "extended run" diesels take turns running to keep
the site powered up.
Some times these remote sites will run for 1 year with no
visits from people.
Rodent control, the same as in your kitchen, no "space suits"
needed to protect technicians working inside these building.
The site I worked at is a 5 minute drive from downtown
Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
A good size small town in south western Ontario.
Morris Gallick did not leave the site.
He waited outside in his truck.
This is unusual, in my experience, people who usually look
after these tower sites always work side by side with the
contractor, and I mean always.
I did not spend really any time at all in the building.
Perhaps the excessive amount of toxic chemicals inside this
building 5 minutes from downtown was an over site.
It sure did make me sick, I almost died.
14-4218 Lawrence Ave E Box 218
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