Utility worker who fell to his death identified

November 18, 2019 10:10:49 AM



Authorities have released the identify of a utility worker who died after falling from a cell tower on Highway 12 in Longview Saturday.


Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed that John Womack, 43, of Mountain View, Arkansas, fell from between 76 and 90 feet in what appears to have been an accident at about 2:30 p.m. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating because it was a workplace incident, Hunt said.


Womack was a contractor for Pegasus Tower Inc. in Calico Rock, Arkansas. The company could not be reached for comment by press time.