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Watch: A green job with a view
Wind turbine technicians can spend their work day suspended hundreds of feet above the ground.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM
If you're an adrenaline junkie, love high places and want a green job then a career in the wind energy industry may be for you.
Ryan Balk and other employees of Rope Partner, a wind turbine maintenance firm, discuss what it is like to spend your work hours suspended from ropes 280 feet above ground. Just watching the video made me dizzy and a bit squeamish; I have a fear of heights and couldn't even imagine hanging around above nothingness for hours a day. I must admit, though, that the view is beautiful.
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