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Company at fault for personal stupidity? In some cases yes.
I got a chance to watch this, and all I could do is shake my head. I think that AT&T, these contractors, and the people they hire really need to look at the bigger picture. With over half of the fatalities due to poor decisions by the workers.
For example, Gilford had smoked weed, and was not wearing a safety harness. Then, he was rapelling down the tower without a harness. Yet, Gilford's fiancee wants AT&T and the contractor to be at fault?
Do I think that the wireless providers could improve things? Absolutely. Make it mandatory for people to have more training before they go up on these towers. You don't see the military sending in troops that haven't been through basic and advanced training. The government could also put new regulations in place to ensure that every one of these subcontractors have to have good safety gear.
In the end though, the workers have to have a brain. There are too many people who are free climbing, and then when they fall off the tower, their families expect retribution. Is that really a fair assessment? Especially if these workers have safety equipment and choose not to use it? Thats just not right.
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