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Old 05-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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In A race for better cell service, Men who climb towers pay with there lives

Though this would be an interesting watch for some of the phone geeks here.
Tonight frontline
will be airing an episode "cell tower deaths"

The demand for better and faster cell phone service comes with a hidden cost. This joint investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica has found that the independent contractors who are building and servicing America’s cellular infrastructure are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Complex layers of subcontracting insulate the carriers against liability, despite the fact that they set the aggressive schedule that can force subcontractors to cut corners in order to meet deadlines.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Frontline Episode (05/22/2012) - Cell Tower Deaths

Tonight's episode of Frontline on PBS will be about cell tower deaths in connection with the wireless revolution. Knowing Frontline investigations, they will probably pin the blame on the shift to tower contractors and lack of regulation, but I'm sure the show will be interesting nonetheless.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...-tower-deaths/
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Oh so they finally got this aired. It was pulled earlier.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
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Scary ****! Another job that should pay a lot more.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:58 AM   #5
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Watch this one in full...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZfBr...e_gdata_player

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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Wow. I have an extreme fear of heights and I felt extremely anxious and my hands became sweaty watching that 7 minute video. I can't imagine the folks who do this for a living just to make ends meet and support their family.
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Put some DQ at the top and HDQ will go anywhere.

Jesse, Grampus is not going to be happy that you double posted. Some guy beat ya in the general section.
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Put some DQ at the top and HDQ will go anywhere.

Jesse, Grampus is not going to be happy that you double posted. Some guy beat ya in the general section.
I reported myself. I hope I don't get banned.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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There is another thread that covers this, too: http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=228979
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:06 AM   #10
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Somewhat related, to give an idea of how it looks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZfBr...e_gdata_player

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #11
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That video just scared the crap out of me, I was shaking watching that. I'm not too afraid of heights, but climbing that high without any safety equipment is just ridiculous. One gust of wind, one slip of the foot, and you're dead.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:02 AM   #12
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FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFk that!!!!!! if u gave me 5 mill dollars i still wouldnt do that ****......why is this tower soooooo damn high anyways? all the sprint towers i see is no way that tall
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:37 AM   #13
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You couldnt pay me enough to do that job. More power to them
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On the frontline episode one of the guys that fell to his death was only making ten buck a hour.
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