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Workers for Baton Rouge- based business die after fall from cell tower

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago May 28, 2013 May 28, 2013 Tuesday, May 28 2013 May 28, 2013 9:23 PM in News
By: Trey Schmaltz

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - Two men working for a Baton Rouge-based company died when they fell from a cell tower Tuesday.

The workers fell about 2 p.m. from the 300-foot tall tower about 76 miles north of the Louisiana-Mississippi state line WAPT-TV, the ABC affiliate for Jackson, MS, reported.

According to the station's website, there was a malfunction on the tower as the workers tried to raise an antenna. Randle Drane, of the Copiah County Emergency Management Agency, said something broke and a cable jerked both of the workers down. But,it was not reported how far the men fell.

The men's names, nor the name of the company they worked for, were released.
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