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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cell Tower Broadcast
From: "Jim W7RY" <>
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Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 08:07:11 -0700
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I subscribe to a tower industry publication and NOT all tower deaths are 
related to the cellular industry. Many tower deaths have happened in the 
BROADCAST industry too. I used to be in the tower business and my younger 
brother is still in it.  He (nor do any of his fellow employees) do NOT make 
$10.00 per hour. Far from it.

Jim W7RY

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Brown
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:39 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Cell Tower Broadcast

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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