Tri-State Tower of Marion, IA yesterday confirmed to Inside Towers that Stefan Watermann, 28, a tower technician for the company, died Wednesday in an apparent fall from a tower while working in Hamilton County, IA. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department told Inside Towers its dispatcher was notified at 4:52 pm. A Tri-State staffer said Watermann lived in Anamosa, IA, but could not provide additional information, noting that the incident is still under investigation. It is unclear who owned the tower or the exact cause of the accident.
Tri-State is a 25-year-old company that builds and manages tower sites, has a technical service division and recently launched a successful fiber division.