The KFI tower collapse was as near as you can get to a near miss and still walk away. It would be hard to kick the tires on these anchors since what appears to be the weak link (the solid rod tie-back with a turnbuckle) is not something that you would ever know was a problem. There are probably a lot of foundations out there that were designed by people that had no knowledge about proper design. It was also easy to doctor up design drawings. Although people would get sealed drawings for the guy anchor foundations they typically had a note that said ?anchors by others? or some other comment. So it allowed the contractor to design anything he wanted and the inspector had no clue as to what he was looking at. There might be a lot of bad product out there. The BIG question is if you are in the industry and you see something that just doesn?t pass the look test, how can you go about getting the owner to investigate it to make sure that the tower is safe? Some owners will not even fix their lighting system when they?ve been told it is not working properly. I shudder when I think of what would have happened if the erectors men had been on the tower setting the next section if the anchor didn?t fail after they tensioned it. I?m hoping that there is a quick lesson learned available from this incident.