10th Tower Fatality of 2014
A 59-year-old Eau Claire, Wisconsin, man fell from a 100-foot amateur radio tower on Tuesday, September 16 in Chippewa County. According to the Leader-Telegram, “Anderson has been involved in amateur radio since the 1960s, according to news accounts. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said. His name will be released when his family is notified.” According to OSHA, there have been nine tower fatalities during 2014 with this incident being the 10th.