Daniel Plants of Triadelphia, W.Va., fell to his death on Sept. 24 while working to dismantle a storm-damaged tower in East Deer Township, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh.
According topressreports, Plants was an experienced tower climber who worked regularly on tower sites in the Pittsburgh area over the past 30 years. He was about half-way up the 200-foot tower when he fell and he was working alone.
Although he was wearing a safety harness and other rigging gear, it was unclear if it was attached at the time of the fall. OSHA is investigating the accident.
The tower is owned by gospel station WGBN(AM).