Worker falls from West Texas phone tower, dies

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Associated Press

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 6:03 AM

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A man working on a telephone tower in downtown San Angelo has fallen 140 feet to his death.

Tom Green County Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard says the man died shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday while performing repair work on the tower. The San Angelo Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/1l1x3iQ) quotes a police statement as saying the man was having difficulty with his safety equipment when he fell.

The man's identity was being withheld until his relatives could be informed of the death, but police say he was a contract worker with Richardson-based MTSI.

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Information from: Standard-Times, http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com

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