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Local worker's name released in deadly fall from cell tower

3 years 4 months 1 day ago May 29, 2013 May 29, 2013 Wednesday, May 29 2013 May 29, 2013 9:09 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss.- Authorities released the name of a man from Baton Rouge, killed when he and a coworker fell from a 300-foot tall cell tower earlier this week.

Michael Castelli, 42, died when his equipment failed from about half-way up the tower 76 miles north of the Louisiana-Mississippi state line.

The county sheriff said the men worked for Baton Rouge-based Byrd Cell Towers.

"It was just a tragic accident. They were trying to place some antennas on top of the tower. Either replace some antennas or put new ones up there and they had a catastrophic failure of a cable or something and it all came crashing down," Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones told the ABC affiliate in the area, WAPT TV.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident.

Johnny Marton, 32, was also killed.
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