Worker Dies after Falling 160 Feet from Cell Tower

By Peter DePaolis

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.

Hurt on the Job? Our Experienced Injury Attorneys Can Help

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.

Workers’ compensation is designed to provide injured workers and their family’s monetary benefits and medical treatment for job-related injuries before the victim files a lawsuit against the employer. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on the job, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our firm today at (202) 659-5500, or visit our website to fill out our online form. Our lawyers are here to help you in your time of need.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.