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Why is the worker fatality rate in the cell-phone tower industry more than 10 times that in the construction industry? ProPublica and PBS Frontline investigate, and a former tower climber explains the pressures that lead to free climbing and other dangers.

As Jori Lewis notes in the case study about World Trade Center recovery workers’ health and safety, those who showed up at Ground Zero on the days and weeks after 9/11 got some misleading information about the risks they faced. Most notably, the EPA issued reassuring statements about the air quality – when, according to…