Tower Climbing is a Hard and Dangerous Job
It seems these days that climbing towers, which is central to our whole industry, is not only hard but still extremely dangerous.
Year to date seven people have died working in this profession with five of those losing their lives within 12 days of each other this spring. In 2006 the industry lost 18 people to accidents.
Experts say that it is difficult to pinpoint any industry deployment trends that can be tied to this great loss. Certainly the wireless industry is going through a period of great growth on the Tower Infrastructure side and with 3G rollouts. The industry continues to be active in encouraging safety throughout and does a very good job of providing the safety equipment that tower workers need.