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NATE Unveils “Suspension Trauma” Video

Posted on: July 21, 2020 Category: NATE News

NATE Unveils “Suspension Trauma” Video

#ClimberConnection Video Challenges Industry to Look at Suspension Trauma Response from New Perspective


(Watertown, SD) –  NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today released a video on the topic of suspension trauma. The video is the third to debut in Volume 5 of the Association’s popular #ClimberConnection series.

The video includes important information that all tower technicians, trainers and first responder personnel need to know regarding how to respond effectively to a suspension trauma situation at a tower site. Actual reenactment footage filmed at a tower site is utilized in the video to illustrate what happens to a tower climber in a suspension trauma situation. The video also features a testimonial interview with renowned rescue trainer Brian Horner of LTR Training Systems, Inc. who challenges the industry to address suspension trauma rescue and response from a new perspective; utilizing better techniques, equipment and management systems.

“As a safety trainer, this topic has been a heated discussion point of mine for a number of years. The information in this video is a paradigm shift on understanding worker susceptibility to suspension and its treatment. It can serve as the impetus to introduce better response and rescue protocols when it comes to the threat of suspension syndrome to workers in the tower industry,” stated Brian Horner, from LTR Training Systems, Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska. “I would encourage all tower climbers and companies working in the industry to watch and share the information contained in this video and proactively pursue additional training, education and research related to suspension trauma,” added Horner. 

Click HERE to watch the “Suspension Trauma” video. NATE encourages tower technicians and all communications infrastructure stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the video on their respective social networking platforms using the hashtag #ClimberConnection.

The Association also encourages industry workers to  subscribe to NATE’s YouTube Channel and share their comments on the video through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Tumblr , Twitter and YouTube  platforms.

The Climber Connection Volume 5 campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the Association’s message directly to the industry’s workforce. 

Visit HERE to access the NATE UNITE 2020, Birds of Prey and Helicopter Lifts videos that were previously unveiled as part of the Volume 5 edition Climber Connection Video Series. For more information on NATE, visit today.


About NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service and maintenance industries. Today the Association boasts over 1,000 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Israel, Jamaica, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit

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