Cell tower workers have one of the toughest jobs out there. Climbing cell towers requires physical strength, dexterity, and the ability to keep your cool when scaling heights of up to 2,000 feet above the ground. States like Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia in particular have benefited from the new job opportunities that the cellular industry has created.
As we become more reliant on our phones, tablets, and other digital devices, the demand for faster cellular service and better networks only grows. More cell tower installations and upgrades mean more jobs in the industry, but this demand can also lead to corner-cutting and dangerous conditions for workers.
As a result, cell tower related fatalities have shot up in recent years. There were 108 incidents involving communication towers between 2003 and 2013, resulting in 91 fatalities and 17 injuries, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
It doesn’t need to be this way. Cell carriers are required to abide by the safety measures established by OSHA in order to keep their workers safe from harm.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed as a result of a cell tower accident, we may be able to help. Our attorneys are experienced in a variety of practice areas. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn what our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan can do for you.