Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, brought to you by Towercrews.net.
It is an understatement to say that this year has been tragic so far when so many tower climbers have died within the first quarter. In response, OSHA handed out stern warnings and NATE launched a 100% tie-off campaign, and now concerns about this issue are again moving beyond the wireless communications community. Frontline posted an in-depth article revisiting the research they released in 2012 related to cell tower deaths, updating it with the latest series of events. It’s a great recap worth a read, but there are two important, newer pieces of information one should take away from it.