FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Federal safety investigators are on the scene of a TV tower collapse in southwest Missouri that left one person dead.
OSHA investigators are trying to determine what caused the 1,980-foot (600-meter) tower to collapse Thursday near Fordland.
One man, 56-year-old Steve Lemay, died in the collapse. Lemay was the owner of a tower repair company in Blaine, Washington.
He and five other workers were about 100 feet high when the structure collapsed. The other workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A seventh worker who was not on the tower was not injured.
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The TV tower was owned by Missouri State University. University spokeswoman Suzanne Shaw says the workers were installing structural support for new equipment needed for a channel change before the collapse.