Man Hospitalized After Tower Fall

A subcontractor working on a radio tower was critically injured after falling 52 feet to the ground.

The accident happened Monday evening in Morganton while the Florida man was installing a new microwave dish on the Burke County 9-1-1 tower.

Major Ken Anthony of Burke Emergency Services says the man was
hooked to the tower with a safety harness while working. He says
it's possible he fell after unhooking the harness to start down the
tower.

The man from Lake City, Florida, hasn't been identified because his family hasn't been notified. He's being treated for head injuries at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.


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