As discussed in the previous post, ProPublica recently did another in-depth story about the issue of contractor safety on cell tower work sites as part of an ongoing investigation by journalists. The newest article tells the story of a 43-year-old worker who died after an antenna fell on his head on a work site. The antenna broke off a faulty rope while he and other workers walked below fellow workers without hard hats on their way to a lunch break.
The personal injury lawsuit filed by a co-worker and one of the deceased worker's family members sought to figure out whom would be held responsible for the negligence on the site and the death of the subcontractor, but these were difficult things to sort out, as detailed by ProPublica.
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