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Three Cell Tower Climbers, Firefigher Die in Two Tower Incidents

The last twenty-four hours have seen two tower incidents resulting in at least three tower climber deaths, the subsequent death of a local firefighter, and two additional serious injuries.

The first fatal incident occurred last night in Bluetown, Texas, where a solo tower climber fell from a tower standing more than 1,000 fee tall. The . . . → Read More: Three Cell Tower Climbers, Firefigher Die in Two Tower Incidents

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CTIA to FCC: We Need Relief for ‘Two Month Towers’

A Nextel “COW” (l) and a Sprint “COLT” at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Click on the photo to enlarge.

CTIA – THE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION® petitioned the FCC on December 21, 2012 to relax its rules regarding temporary wireless site installations, typically using “COLTS” and “COWS” (“cells on light trucks”, and “cells on . . . → Read More: CTIA to FCC: We Need Relief for ‘Two Month Towers’

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Reminder: “Cell Tower Deaths” Premiers on PBS Frontline Today

As a reminder, PBS Frontline in conjunction with ProPublica will present “Cell Tower Deaths” premiering TODAY/TONIGHT on PBS stations. The PBS Frontline page is here: (CLICK HERE).

No, this story is NOT about radio frequency emissions concerns. Rather, it focuses on the risk of building and servicing cell towers.

According to PBS:

The smartphone revolution . . . → Read More: Reminder: “Cell Tower Deaths” Premiers on PBS Frontline Today

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Cell Tower Deaths on PBS Frontline 5/22/12

PBS Frontline in conjunction with ProPublica will present “Cell Tower Deaths” premiering on May 22, 2012 on PBS stations. No, this story is NOT about radio frequency emissions concerns. Rather, it focuses on the risk of building and servicing cell towers. Those risks are significant.

According to PBS:

The smartphone revolution comes with . . . → Read More: Cell Tower Deaths on PBS Frontline 5/22/12

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Is Tower Building a Dirty Job?

Apparently, tower building is a Dirty Job, according to Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs.” I happen to love the show, and I love towers, so what’s not to love about this?

The February 7th show has Mike joining the Great Plains Towers crew as they build a new stick. No doubt this . . . → Read More: Is Tower Building a Dirty Job?