FRONTLINE | Cell Tower Deaths
Ryan Knutson, PBS Frontline, and Liz Day, ProPublica May 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m.
This story was co-published with PBS Frontline.
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When federal lawmakers passed landmark legislation creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, they intended to protect workers by imposing clear, uniform rules on their employers.
The 1970 law assumed that the relationship between companies and the people they hired for dangerous jobs would be straightforward, employer to employee.
No one planned for industries like tower climbing…