Climber falls from Iowa tower

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Climber falls from Iowa tower

Post by Shane » Sat May 25, 2019 5:52 pm

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Posted on May 22, 2019 by Jon Ellis
A contractor has died after falling from a central Iowa TV tower. KDSM (Des Moines) confirmed the death at its transmitter site near Alleman in a post on its Facebook page:

...KDSM has been off the air since last week due to a transmission line problem and the station had said Tuesday that workers were unable to climb the tower that day due to weather conditions.

KCCI-TV quoted a Polk County Sheriff’s lieutenant in reporting that the contractor, who worked for PCI Communications, fell from about 1,000 feet up the tower.

KDSM is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, while the 2,000-foot tower is owned by American Tower.
Mike Shane, CBRE

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