1 Firefighter LODD and 2 Civilian Contractors killed after cell tower collapse

ABC news is reporting a member of the Nutter Fort Fire Department was killed by a cell tower collapse-
“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.
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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”

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  1. Our Fire Department has lost 2 members is as many weeks. The funeral for the other was yesterday ( due to illness) please keep Co. 7 as well as our surrounding fire department in your prayers. We have wonderful group here in Nutter Fort. Its been a very tough day/week for all. Love you guy….Thank you for all you do.

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