Utility worker dies after fall from cell tower

November 16, 2019 9:54:11 PM

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OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- A man passed away Saturday after falling from a cell tower on Highway 12 in Longview at around 2:30 p.m.

 

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed that a male utility worker fell from between 76 and 90 feet in what appears to have been an accident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified and will investigate because it was a workplace incident, Hunt said.

 

Hunt could not release the name and age of the victim or the company he was working for when he fell as of Saturday afternoon.