Three die as two cell towers collapse in US: police

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Three die as two cell towers collapse in US: police

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Clarksburg:  Police say three people have died when two cellphone towers collapsed in the US.

State Police Captain Mark Waggamon says two contractors who were tethered to a 100-metre tower were killed when it collapsed yesterday in West Virginia. A member of the Nutter Fort Fire Department died after a second, smaller tower collapsed minutes later.

Two other contractors who were tethered to the larger tower were taken to a hospital. Waggamon described their injuries as serious but not life-threatening.

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Waggamon says the workers were doing maintenance to strengthen the tower's support when it collapsed. He says the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate.

Names of the victims were not immediately released.

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