Waynesboro Police Department (WPD) has identified a worker that was killed after falling 160 feet from a cell tower.
On August 7, the victim fell from a cell tower at nTelos’ headquarters in Waynesboro. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. On August 12, WPD stated that the victim of the tragic fall was a 37-year-old man from Iran who was living in Fairfax County with family members. According to authorities, the middle aged man has been in the U.S. on a visa for approximately two weeks. Police say he was a contractor who worked for Summit Tower Construction in Staunton.
The investigation is ongoing.
This tragic accident is proof of how dangerous worksites can be. The family this worker left behind will likely be impacted emotionally, mentally and financially from his death. When a worker is killed on the job, workers’ compensation benefits typically include assistance for family members.
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