I grew up with my grandfather (1876-1959) from 6 years old to 15 years old , on the farm. If you got hurt he would say " if blood not squirting and no bones sticking out of skin, you will be OK, Get back to work ".Climbing towers...at altitude at 0 airspeed. Not a natural thing. Climbed quite a few towers, always with a harness. Even a harness can hurt you. Slip and fall the 10' the tether will allow you to fall, and WHACK! up against a steel frame. Breaks ribs and arms. At the least, the bruising is impressive and once got my father a visit from the local sheriff on suspicion of Child Abuse. When he showed, I was on top of the tower setting an antenna array. Officer asked if I had fall protection, to which my father replied, "Heck yes, and it better be attached to that expensive antenna!" Ah, the love of a father. His typical comment was "I bought you into this world, and I can take you out!" To which I would reply, "yea, but then you'd have to wait 15 more years to finish this project." (Yes I am a smart a$$).
He was born the day General Custer was killed and had 2 uncles that fought against General Custer.