Upstate NY radio tower topples, killing worker


The Ithaca Journal reports Federal workplace safety investigators are looking into what caused a radio tower to collapse in central New York, killing a member of a maintenance crew that was working on the structure. Backyard Broadcasting’s WRCE-AM’s tower (Elmira market) was some 40 years old.

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says the worker was secured to the tower when it collapsed around 2:45 p.m. 12/14 in the town of Dix, on the southern end of Seneca Lake 60 miles southwest of Syracuse.

The worker’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Investigators from OSHA are meeting at the accident site Tuesday with local police to determine what caused the tower to topple.