The number of tower climbers serving the wireless industry has grown to more than 29,000 from 9,800 in 2006, according to a study conducted by Wireless Estimator.
“The significant increase comes with a slightly positive upshot for the industry’s safety ranking compared to other high risk professions. Whereas tower construction is often tagged by the media as the most dangerous job in America – and it clearly had been in 2006 – based upon the number of deaths per 100,000 workers used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” Wireless Estimator’s Craig Lekutis wrote on the firm’s web site.
The multi-question survey was taken between June 2013 and August of 2014 and consisted of 272 company managers who provided the number of crews and tower technicians that they employed.
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