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OSHA will be inspecting a dissolved air conditioning company when investigating a Texas tower tech’s death

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OSHA has identified the contractor they are investigating following the death of a Texas tower technician, Steven Rankin, 53, after falling from a tower on November 17 in Garrison, TX, as reported yesterday by Wireless Estimator. The inspection information released this morning states that Weiman Air Condition & Electrical, Inc. was the contractor that was managing the Verizon installation project …

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A 1099 crew’s 53-year-old tower technician falls to his death from a Verizon tower in Texas

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UPDATE: December 2, 2021 — OSHA has released the contractor’s name that the agency will be investigating. Wireless Estimator has been able to confirm today the death of a 53-year-old tower technician in Garrison, TX on November 17. The fatality came to light when tower technician Chris Sanders posted on a Facebook group: Sad day on the tower today! He …

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Inflation delivers another gut punch to wireless contractors as it reaches a 31-year high

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Consumer prices surged at the fastest pace in more than three decades in October as fuel costs accelerated, supply chains remained under pressure and construction materials and steel prices moved higher — bad news for economic policymakers at the Federal Reserve and for the Biden White House. Even worse news for wireless contractors who are locked into Tier 1 companies’ …

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NATE announces the STAR Initiative participating companies for 2021-2022 program year

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today announced the member companies who have been formally approved to participate in the STAR Initiative program for the 2021-2022 year. NATE has proudly accepted 176 participating companies in this year’s STAR Initiative program.The STAR Initiative will be entering its twelfth program year in 2021-2022. Since its inception, the program’s site safety audits and program …

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Verizon appears to be requiring all contractors’ employees to be vaxxed by January 1, 2022

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Beginning January 1, 2022, all persons entering any Verizon premises in the U.S. where Verizon employees are present must be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or approved by their employer for a legally-recognized  accommodation. “This includes all supplier personnel (and applicable subcontractor personnel) who are accessing Verizon U.S. premises where Verizon employees are present.  Verizon suppliers are required to confirm …

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Dish’s new deployment software might benefit contractors

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Dish Network Corporation has selected NEXSYS-ONE for end-to-end, cloud-based network deployment software solutions to manage Dish’s nationwide 5G network build. In a press release, Dish said “NEXSYS-ONE’s unique platform supports Dish’s network deployment with speed and agility, allowing for seamless integration of project, inventory and financial management.” Dish said the software has modules that support project management, procurement, asset management, …

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Contractors rebelling against ‘take it or leave it’ matrix pricing that could easily endanger carriers’ 5G builds

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In 1999 when The Matrix opened in theatres, carriers and towercos began utilizing matrix pricing to project CapEx budgets for macro sites, while still allowing acceptable margins and opportunities for contractors to continue to be successful. Fast forward 22 years. The Matrix Resurrections sequel will hit the big screens this December and it is expected to be hugely profitable, unlike …