Manchester (CT) Police reported on Friday a tower worker died from a fall from an “unknown height” at a site located on Mitchell Drive. The accident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. at a site owned by Marcus Communications. Police said the man was 34 years old and described as a contractor working on the 80 foot structure. EMTs at the scene said the man was found unresponsive. They are calling it “a fatal industrial accident.”
Local authorities cordoned off the scene following the tragedy. Officials from OSHA were said to be at the site later in the afternoon.
Marcus Communications issued the following statement: “We are sad to learn a tower climber fell from our communications tower this afternoon. He was not employed by Marcus Communications and was completing work on the tower. We are devastated and our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family.”