Firm Involved In Towers Collapse Was Fined In '09

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The company that employed two workers killed in the collapse of two cellphone towers in Clarksburg was fined after a fatal accident in 2009 in Missouri.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration cited S&S Communications with two "serious" violations after an employee fell from his death from a 330-foot communications tower. OSHA said the worker detached his harness but should have had a secondary tether. The company was fined $3,000.

Two workers for the Oklahoma-based company were killed last Saturday when a 300-foot tower collapsed. A firefighter also died after a second, smaller tower collapsed. OSHA is investigating.

S&S Communications declined to comment Thursday.

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