Polk County Sheriff’s officials say a man has died in a fall from a broadcast tower near Alleman, IA Wednesday morning, according to KCCI-FM. Lt. Heath Osberg confirmed one person died when he fell from a section of the tower, about 1,000 feet above ground level.
The man was approximately 50 years old and was an employee of PCI Communications, according to the Des Moines Register. The cause of the fall is unknown. KDSM FOX 17 said in a Facebook post, the worker was one of the contractors making repairs to its antenna.
There were two workers on the tower at 2nd Avenue and NW 142nd in Alleman, owned by KDSM-TV in Des Moines, KCCIreported.
May 23, 2019