Tower Tech Dies in Collapse From a Snapped Guy Wire


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A tower collapse took the life of tower technician Kenny Waddell of Crossville, TN on Saturday, according to the Putnam County (TN) Sheriff’s Department.

Waddell’s friend Chris Tincher told WIHG-FM 105.7 News, “Kenny was on the tower being built when apparently a guy wire stabilizing the tower on a turnbuckle snapped. Part of the tower came down with him on it. He was pronounced deceased at the scene,” he said.

Tincher told WIHG-FM,Waddell was “offered a job three months ago to construct a cell phone tower in Putnam County. Waddell had experience in the field and was working with another individual on the project Saturday when something went horribly wrong.”

Several sites can take donations that will help offset funeral costs and provide financial support for Mr. Waddell’s wife and five children. They are:

Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville, TN is in charge of arrangements for Kenny Waddell.

October 1, 2018