Cell Phone Tower Accident Injury Lawyer: Cell Phone Tower Collapses and Severe Injuries
Tens of thousands of cell phone towers are standing all over the United States. Each and every day, more cell towers are constructed and going into operation. Economics and not safety is the driving force behind the frantic construction of cell phone towers. In other words, the bank accounts of telecom and other companies rule the day and not the wellbeing of cell phone tower workers or members of the general public. The most catastrophic type of cell phone tower accident is a tower collapse.
Risk of Cell Phone Tower Collapse
An underlying reason why a cell phone tower accident involving a collapse is more common than people might first imagine rests in the manner in which these edifices are constructed. Unlike a telephone pole which usually consists of one large piece of wood, a cell phone tower is a highly complicated structure consisting of many individual parts. The stark reality is that a failure of any one of the many components of a cell phone tower can result in a catastrophic collapse.
The history of cell towers in the United States has allowed us to better identify those component parts that most frequently are the underlying cause of a tower collapse. These include:
- Guy wires
These and other elements of a cell phone tower can fail because of design defects, manufacturing defects, and negligence on the part of contractors, subcontractors, and others involved in the construction, repair, and maintenance of these large, potentially deadly structures.
Most Dangerous Job on the Planet
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is charged with overseeing the wellbeing of workers in a myriad of dangerous settings. The head of OSHA concluded that the most hazardous job on the planet is that of a cell phone tower worker.
Keep in mind that a typical cell tower reaches upwards to 500 feet and is somewhere between seven and 10 stores tall. When a cell phone tower collapses, both climbers on the structure and the ground crew below face the prospect of life-altering injuries and even death.
The most commonplace types of injuries from a cell phone tower accident include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, crushed bones, internal organ damage, and burns. Understandably, a worker or member of the public involved in a cell tower accident involving structural collapse is also likely to experience emotional trauma.
Property damage associated with a cell tower collapse can be profound and costly as well. Bear in mind that there are other types of cell phone tower accidents that cause significant injuries as well. These include workers and debris falling from towers and even electrocution.
Real Risk to the Public
It’s not only workers who are at risk of injury and death from a cell phone tower accident involving a structural collapse. Members of the general public are injured and even killed in these types of accidents as well.
The impact zone of a collapsing cell phone tower is significant. As a result of cell towers being built virtually anywhere, a collapse can impact homes, schools, offices, stores, churches, and innumerable other locations where people congregate as a matter of routine.
Protect Your Rights with a Skilled, Experienced Cell Phone Tower Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved on has been injured in a cell phone tower accident arising from a structural collapse, or if a family member has died from such a devastating event, The Doan Law Firm is here for you. We’ve established a cell phone tower accident injury hotline at (800) 349-0000. You can schedule a case evaluation with an experienced, caring cell phone tower accident lawyer from our firm by calling us any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, including all major holidays.
The Doan Law Firm is a nationwide law practice, with 40 offices located across the country for your convenience. We can also schedule an initial consultation at your home or arrange a virtual appointment online as well. There is no charge and no obligation for a case evaluation and explanation of your important legal rights.
The Doan Law Firm has an attorney fee guarantee. We will never charge you an attorney fee unless we win your case.
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