Cell tower death

Investigators were on-scene in Longview after a man was killed when he fell from a cell tower under construction.

An Arkansas-based company is facing $140,720 in federal penalties after an employee was killed on an Oktibbeha job site last year when he fell nearly 100 feet from a tower that was under construction.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Tuesday it had cited Pegasus Tower Co. for exposing employees to falls following the incident.

The company is headquartered in Calico Rock, Arkansas, but was working a job in the Longview community of Oktibbeha County on private property near the intersection of Highway 12 W, Buckner Street and Longview Road on Nov. 16, 2019. The victim was identified as 43-year-old John Wayne Womack of Mountain View, Arkansas.

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