Crane Accidents

Two Die, One Injured, After Fall From Tower Under Construction


Bastrop, Texas 

Report Update (05/25/2002):  Failure to Protect Tower Construction Workers Brings New Braunfels, Texas, Firm $44,100 in OSHA Fines 

Two technicians working on a wireless communications tower died after a fall Wednesday. Timothy Paul Deslatte, 27 of New Braunfels and Joe Edward Palalfox, 22, of Waco died at 4:15 p.m. while installing equipment for Verizon Wireless near the community of Lincoln. Another man was injured.

A worker lowering the men in harnesses from the tower lost control of the rope and the men fell two hundred feet, the sheriff’s office said.

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