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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cell Tower Broadcast
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 09:39:41 -0700
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The Front Line piece on the epidemic of deaths by cell tower workers 
aired on our local station last night.  It was quite well done, and a 
devastating criticism of the cell phone companies, the middle-men 
contractors they hire to build out their systems, the sub-contractors 
hired by those middlemen, and even OSHA, which has the responsibility 
for workplace safety.  Would you believe that the guys doing this 
dangerous work are out of work locals getting paid $10/hour, with 
virtually no training, no supervision, and time pressures that make safe 
climbing nearly impossible?  With this sort of work environment, no 
tower-climbing professional is going to go near this work.

73, Jim K9YC

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