OK, so here it is, more lawsuits are popping up. First the one in Nutter Fort, WV where the firefighter’s family is suing and now the deceased tower climbers families have filed suits against SBA and FDH Velocitel and 3 other subsidiaries. The new lawsuit is stating that faulty methods were used to shore up the tower while the guys worked on it, which we all know by now. Very sad that it happened but I will be interested to see what the outcome of this will be. That is if we ever know the truth, these lawsuits tend to be settled very quietly and with gag orders. Let’s see what happens this time and let’s see if we can learn from it. The industry can always learn from mistakes to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.
Make sure that when you get assigned a job you review it and ask questions. Make sure you know what the risks are and that you understand the problems before stepping foot on the tower. Your experience should guide you.