Update: The injured worker has been identified as John Richardson, 24-years-old. The latest reports are that Mr. Richardson is still in serious condition.
New Carlisle, IN – An worker was injured in a cell phone tower accident, after 5 p.m. Wednesday, in New Carlisle, IN.
The man, an employee of Surf Air Wireless, was apparently found dangling by his safety harness, at a cell tower on the 28600 block of Chicago Trail. Using a maintenance truck with a bucket, first-responders were able to lower the man to the ground and he was taken by helicopter to the hospital. He was reportedly conscious when he was being placed on the helicopter.
Neither the man’s identity, nor his current condition are available at this time. While we don’t know exactly how the worker came to be injured, it is being reported that the accident involved an electrical line. As best we can tell, Sun Air Wireless has not been investigated by OSHA. An investigation into this particular accident is ongoing.
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