Communication Tower Safety Improvements
After four deaths have occurred in the first five weeks of 2014, OSHA is on high alert to bring new safety protocol to the market for protecting communication tower workers. In 2013, as in most work-related accidents, falls were the leading contributor to worker deaths.
OSHA is now collaborating with the National Association of Tower Erectors to develop new standards to ensure the safety of workers and prevent accidents on communication towers. This initiative is following the four deaths that have already occurred this year, one in Texas on Jan. 31st, and three in West Virginia on Feb. 1st when a cell tower collapsed, leaving two workers and one firefighter dead in the wake of the accident.
Increasing our wireless communication cannot come at the expense of the lives of workers, and these workers deserve protection as much as any others. We are hopeful that this initiative will increase safety protocols and will help to protect the lives of these men and women as they work so hard to further our technology and our communication.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a work accident like one of these, give the lawyers of Wagner Reese a call. We can help you settle all work comp disputes and get you the money you deserve from your employer and insurance company. Call us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free consultation.