FRONTLINE Cell Tower Deaths
An investigation into the hidden cost of the smartphone revolution. Details
Episode: Cell Tower Deaths
To satisfy the ever-increasing demand for cell phone service, tower climbers install and service cell antennas, a job that requires them to ascend hundreds of feet. Across the country, some of these workers have fallen to their deaths from cell phone towers. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate this hidden and deadly cost of the smartphone revolution.• Visit the Cell Tower Deaths webpage
Premiere Date: 05/22/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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