Nationwide, American workers perform dangerous and even life-threatening feats to complete their jobs. While many workers will head to the security of an office, others face higher stakes when on the clock.
What is the most dangerous job in America? We already know that construction, industry, farming and fishing are hazardous, but cell phone tower climbing and maintenance is a burgeoning industry that has led to an alarming number of accidental deaths. For workers in this dangerous industry, the risks are high, in part because cell phone carriers and tower owners aren't taking responsibility for complying with safety protocols.
According to OSHA reports, there are 10,000 workers in the tower-climbing business, which is now being called the most dangerous job in America. Now federal safety watchdogs are changing the way they investigate and designate responsibility in the event of an accident. Our Asheville workers' compensation attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and helping victims collect benefits. We are abreast of safety issues and concerns that impact America's workers, including legal developments and regulatory changes. According to reports, OSHA has been spurred by the high number of accidents involving cell phone tower climbing and is working to hold entities accountable.
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