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TV Tower Collapses, Killing 3 Repairmen

September 05, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A TV tower undergoing repairs collapsed, killing three men who were hundreds of feet up.

Witnesses said the workers were tied to positions on the 985-foot tower and unable to escape.

The cause of the accident was under investigation. The weather was calm at the time.

A police spokesman said the three men had been hired to strengthen the tower on Monte Sano, a mountain overlooking Huntsville, and were not employees of the station, WAAY.

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