KAKE | Wichita, Kansas | News

3 dead after cell phone towers collapse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Clarksburg, W. Va. (AP) -- Police in West Virginia say three people have died when two cellphone towers collapsed.

State Police Cpl. Mark Waggamon says two contractors who were tethered to a 300-foot tower were killed when the structure collapsed shortly before noon Saturday in Clarksburg. A member of the Nutter Fort Fire Department died after a second, smaller tower collapsed minutes later.

Two other contractors who were also tethered to the larger tower were hurt and taken to a hospital. Waggamon described their injuries as serious but not life-threatening.

Two other workers at the site were not injured.

Waggamon says the workers were doing maintenance to strengthen the tower's support when it collapsed. He says the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate.

Names of the victims were not immediately released.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243132061 - kake.com/a?a=243132061