State Investigating Tower Accident; Worker's Condition Improving

The condition of worker who fell some 300 feet off a cell phone tower in Onslow County is improving.

Pitt County Memorial Hospital says Christopher Guy is now in good condition.

On Wednesday the man fell from a Verizon tower on Pony Farm Road. Emergency workers were not sure just how much of that 300 feet was a free fall to the ground.

The state's Occupational Health and Safety Division has opened an investigation into the accident. They say the man worked for Eastern States Tower, LLC of Ohio. The investigation will see if the company violated any safety codes which could have contributed to the accident.


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A worker is being rushed to a trauma center after falling from a cell phone tower.

Onslow County Emergency Management says it happened mid-afternoon at a cell phone tower on Pony Farm Road, that's west of Jacksonville.

The worker dropped approximately 300 feet, but emergency workers were not sure how much of that was a free-fall to the ground.

EastCare was flying the injured worker to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. There is no immediate word on the person's condition.


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