Workers in many industries put their lives on the line with every shift they work. They have one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Minnesota workers who risk their lives on TV towers are understandably concerned every time they read about another tower worker falling to his or her death. One such a tragedy claimed the life of a worker in another state on a recent Wednesday.
Employers in all industries in Minnesota are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. Working at heights is not only dangerous on construction sites but also in sectors like oil and gas extraction, aviation, shipping operations and infrastructure workers in energy and telecommunication facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety guidelines, and compliance can prevent injuries.