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PATCO files complaint with OSHA

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June 13, 2009

Stuart, Florida

Re: Opa Locka Executive Tower, Florida

On June 12, 2009, PATCO filed a Safety and Hazard Notice with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The employer that is responsible for the safety of his employees at this FAA contract tower is Robinson Aviation (RVA).

The subject of concern is the ?personal safety? of the air traffic controllers that have been working in a make shift temporary travel trailer tower. This temporary tower / travel trailer requires evacuation when wind speeds reach 40mph, thus it is unsafe during periods of thunderstorms, high winds and lightning. The controllers have no immediate, ?real time? safe place to evacuate to during periods of severe inclement weather.

Picture of this tower can be seen at:

http://www.patco81.com/opf2.jpg


Fraternally,

Ron Taylor
President
PATCO
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