from the PBS *Frontline *website:
"Until the 1990s, most tower work involved radio and television towers, which can be more than 1,000 feet high. Some phone companies employed staff climbers to work on microwave towers used for long-distance calling. Since 2003, an analysis of OSHA records show, tower climbing has had a death rate roughly 10 times that of constructionhttp://www.propublica.org/article/cell-tower-work-fatalities-methodology. In 2008, the agency’s top administrator, Edwin Foulke, calledhttp://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=SPEECHES&p_id=1267tower-climbing “the most dangerous job in America” at an industry conference."
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