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Three Killed in West Virginia Cellular Tower Collapse

Two workers also injured in pair of collapses in Clarksburg

Monday, February 3, 2014


CLARKSBURG, W.Va., (WOWK TV) - State Police have released the names of three men that died Saturday after the collapse of a cellular phone tower. Two men were killed and two men were injured as they were making structural repairs to the tower when it fell. A Nutter Fort Volunteer Fireman was also killed when a second tower collapsed. The second tower was weakened by the collapse of the first tower, officials said. The two injured workers, and an additional injured firefighter were transported to Ruby Memorial hospital and United Hospital Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The names of those who died as a result of this incident are Kyle Kirkpatrick, 32, from Hulbert, Oklahoma, Terry Lee Richard, Jr., 27, Bokoshe, Oklahoma.  Nutter Fort Volunteer Fireman Michael Dale Garrett, 28, Clarksburg, W.Va.

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