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05/22/12 | 17:46PM
Cell Phone Tower Deaths-article

An article on poor safety practices on cell phone towers which will be a Frontline episode.

Says alot of fatalities from technicians cutting safety corners including free climbing/unattached to tower for speed & productivity reasons. Also notes the problems with the layers of subcontractors being used which makes it harder to attach liability.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/05/22/cell-tower-stocks-beware-pbs-frontline-explores-cell-tower-deaths/?partner=yahootix

Sadly but not as catastrophically landline techs have cut numerous safety corners over the years jeopordizing their safety by 'documenting' a job could be done quicker without those pesky safety procedures. Sometimes it's a lazy tech but too many times it's a butt hole supervisor and/or scared or butt sucking tech.

I've seen techs climb a stepped pole without a belt using one arm to hold themselves up. Many techs have also not belted in themselves or the ladder when up a ladder paying the price with things like shattered ankles when they fall. Many fail to purge and monitor a manhole when working underground nor do they set up proper traffic control. Bucket truck techs usually have a major incident/accident a year when they fail cone off the area under the bucket which is then swipped by a passing truck.

Too many succumb to productivity pressure for personal gain. This is also why Verizon and other baby bell techs are or are perceived as unprofessional.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: DC30E8



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