Texas workers are sometimes involved in accidents on the job, and some of those result in fatalities. The United States Department of Labor recently released the final count of workplace fatalities in the U.S. for 2014, and the number of deaths across industries was higher than previously reported.
Texans whose work involves climbing on communication towers face several hazards others within the industry may not. When a communications tower worker falls, there is a significant risk of a fatal injury. There are several contributing factors that may lead to a worker's fall, many of which are preventable.