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This morning, the National Association of Tower Erectors shared a press release urging tower technicians to take safety precautions in light of the recent tower accidents. NATE’s Safety Bulletin reads as follows:
“Dear NATE Members:
In 2013, the tower erection, service and maintenance industry has experienced the tragic loss of tower technicians in accidents. NATE members extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers impacted by these tragedies.
NATE reminds our member companies and their employees to remain vigilant and dedicated to safe operating practices at all times. We ask all members to take the time to talk to your crews and construction managers about safety. Please remind your tower technicians of the importance of adhering to the training and education they have received. Emphasize that 100% tie-off is mandatory. Above all else, take this opportunity to let them know that their decisions have consequences and; their lives depend on the choices they make.
Together, NATE members will continue to make a difference. Thank you for your continued dedication to safety.”
There have been 10 fatalities this year alone due to tower accidents. The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies.