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I doubt this was for Sprint as they don't have sites off the interstate in Mississippi.  ;) 

 

The story seems to be written by a fifth grader but you get the idea.  Horrible to hear news like this:

 

http://theadvocate.com/home/6100162-125/2-men-die-in-fall

 

This seems to be a bit better:

 

http://www.wlox.com/story/22439997/2-killed-in-cell-phone-tower-fall

 

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I doubt this was for Sprint as they don't have sites off the interstate in Mississippi. ;)

 

The story seems to be written by a fifth grader but you get the idea. Horrible to hear news like this:

 

http://theadvocate.com/home/6100162-125/2-men-die-in-fall

 

This seems to be a bit better:

 

http://www.wlox.com/story/22439997/2-killed-in-cell-phone-tower-fall

 

 

My only fear is OSHA creating any unreasonable safety requirements as a result, or a temporary moratorium on tower work while they investigate. This is an obviously isolated and tragic incident.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

 

 

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My only fear is OSHA creating any unreasonable safety requirements as a result, or a temporary moratorium on tower work while they investigate. This is an obviously isolated and tragic incident.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

 

No worries about this.. 

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I know I probably won't get to read it but I would be curious on how both fell. It's apparent they were tied on to the same part that failed and possibly knocked one another off but just how it happened. I know when I climbed with others I always made sure I was independent of the other guy.

 

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I doubt this was for Sprint as they don't have sites off the interstate in Mississippi.  ;)

 

The story seems to be written by a fifth grader but you get the idea.  Horrible to hear news like this:

 

http://theadvocate.com/home/6100162-125/2-men-die-in-fall

 

This seems to be a bit better:

 

http://www.wlox.com/story/22439997/2-killed-in-cell-phone-tower-fall

 

On the contrary, I find the first article to have a lot more information. 

 

The picture of the accident site shows 3 sectors sitting on the ground with what look like 3 pairs of 1900 antennas.  But, I can't really tell.

 

Here is the tower on AntennaSearch:

http://www.antennasearch.com/sitestart.asp?sourcepagename=antennachecktowerreview&getpagename=pgtowerdetail_fcc&cmdrequest=getpage&ipos=1&registration_number=1064803

 

Formerly owned by Centennial Communications... Is that AT&T now?

 

But the antenna record says Verizon. http://www.antennasearch.com/sitestart.asp?sourcepagename=antennachecktxreview&getpagename=pgtxdetail&cmdrequest=getpage&ipos=2&isubpos=1&strtxtype=cell&unique_system_identifier=12532&location_number=9

 

Not sure how accurate that database is, but time will tell what communications company was ultimately upgrading this tower.

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The link that Mopho posted stated the work was being done for Verizon. Seeing that there are people working up on the VZW towers here, it hits home. I have much respect to all the workers who go up in towers to make sure we have reliable mobile service in the country. 

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I doubt this was for Sprint as they don't have sites off the interstate in Mississippi. ;)

 

The story seems to be written by a fifth grader but you get the idea. Horrible to hear news like this:

 

http://theadvocate.com/home/6100162-125/2-men-die-in-fall

 

This seems to be a bit better:

 

http://www.wlox.com/story/22439997/2-killed-in-cell-phone-tower-fall

 

 

On the contrary, I find the first article to have a lot more information.

 

The picture of the accident site shows 3 sectors sitting on the ground with what look like 3 pairs of 1900 antennas. But, I can't really tell.

 

Here is the tower on AntennaSearch:

http://www.antennasearch.com/sitestart.asp?sourcepagename=antennachecktowerreview&getpagename=pgtowerdetail_fcc&cmdrequest=getpage&ipos=1&registration_number=1064803

 

Formerly owned by Centennial Communications... Is that AT&T now?

 

But the antenna record says Verizon. http://www.antennasearch.com/sitestart.asp?sourcepagename=antennachecktxreview&getpagename=pgtxdetail&cmdrequest=getpage&ipos=2&isubpos=1&strtxtype=cell&unique_system_identifier=12532&location_number=9

 

Not sure how accurate that database is, but time will tell what communications company was ultimately upgrading this tower.

The first article was just wishy washy with the horrible way it was written.

 

And depending on the county or parish either Verizon or att got the assests.

 

Sent from my little Note2

 

 

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The first article was just wishy washy with the horrible way it was written.

 

And depending on the county or parish either Verizon or att got the assests.

 

Sent from my little Note2

 

I went back and checked, Verizon got the Centennial assets there due to divesture. 

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