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Yes, more often than one would expect.
Like Smart Cars, Cell Towers are built to be economically sensible rather
than being built to be as safe as possible. Moreover, the blinding pace of
Cell Tower installations across the Country makes "quality control'
over the manufacturing and installation processes virtually impossible.
As such, they present a very real danger of collapse, and the potential to cause harms such as property damage, and personal injury or death to anyone who might be unlucky enough to be near a 10 to 19* story Cell Tower when it fails.
Unlike telephone poles, which consist of one solid piece of wood, Cell Towers are constructed of multiple individual components, the failure of one or more of which can cause a complete structural failure, and concomitant collapse.
Some of the most common areas and elements of failure which result in the collapse of Cell Towers are baseplates, flanges, joints, bolts and guy wires.
In some cases, Cell Towers have caught fire. With a simple visit to Youtube, you can watch multiple videos of a Cell Tower burning as it collapsed to the ground. Even their foundations have the capacity to fail.
For these reasons, it is imperative that local zoning authorities adopt and require strict compliance with setback requirements necessary to protect both local citizens and the public from the danger of collapse that Cell Towers present.
Massachusetts Cell Tower
Burns to The Ground
YouTube Video 1
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165 foot Cell Tower Collapses onto
Fire Chief's Vehicle
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Base Plate Area Failures
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Maryland Cell Tower Burns
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* Most Cell Towers installed near residential areas range from 100 to 199 feet in height.

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