You are basically saying if you were the supervisor in a separate contracted company and you had a loss of life on the job, you would just blame AT&T for not stepping in and doin YOUR job to ensure the safety of YOUR workers. This is especially important when you are hiring younger inexperienced workers...Good one there buddy just pass the buck instead of taking control and responsibility.
As far as Foxconn, you are talking about a whole different country and culture with different laws etc. Even still it shouldn't be Apple's responsibility for the safety and operations of Foxconn's facilities.
iPhone 4 on AT&T:
Maybe apple with all their money and profits should build their own manufacturing facilities here and hire Americans....but we all damn know that won't ever happen because it's cheaper to hire Chinese people to do it!
Cutting corners when lives are at stake is never a good thing. I would rather get lte two years from now with no fatalities instead of next month with even one. One fatality is one too many. I'm not trying to put all the blame on the carriers but corners being cut in this situation rarely have good outcomes.
I might be able to climb a 200ft tower but no chance I could ever climb one that's 1900.
Again finding excuses doesn't do anything, Verizon own's a lot of sites but this is the people working on the sites. AT&T doesn't own all their tower's, probably the majority of their sites are co-location anyways. Verizon has just as many or more extremely tall and remote sites and the death toll is lower, so hmm.
These cell companies book billions of dollars per year in profits. There is no excuse paying someone slightly above minimum wage for jobs that require years of experience.
With the profits the carriers get they could pay at least 20 an hour. 10 is an insult in my opinion.
I would also have them pay for a good life insurance policy in case I died that way my family could pay off everything.
Originally Posted by zentec
zephxiii's post is right on the money. zentec, you are clearly an armchair quarterback with little to no knowledge of the construction industry. That's just not how it works. Who do you expect from AT&T to go check up on sites? Someone from the CEO's office? An envelope stuffer? This is why these things are contracted out. Companies are hired that know what they are doing, and it is their responsibility to work safe. Oversight is OSHA's job, not AT&T, VZW, Sprint, etc.
Another armchair quarterback. I understand your intentions are good, but you have to know what you are even looking for. I could do thousands of unsafe, OSHA finable offenses on a job site and you wouldn't even recognize them.Originally Posted by Steveanderson13
This would probably be because OSHA classifies them as "falling deaths", regardless of how you got up there or how high you are. It may sound bad, but in relation to the rest of the construction industry, the numbers aren't exactly high. Falls from elevation account for one-third of all deaths in constuction, with more than 300 falling deaths per year.Originally Posted by Steveanderson13
Originally Posted by johnhere
I bet you wouldn't make it 100 feet up. This is 120 feet in a 3 foot by 3 foot basket hanging on a lattice-boom crane.
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