Two Texas Workers Killed in Fall from Indiana Radio Tower Construction Site

04/14/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Buck Creek, IN — Investigators are on the scene of a fatal construction accident, where two workers were killed when they fell from a radio tower near Buck Creek. The accident occurred near County Road North 900 East and East 600 North on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at around 9 a.m., reported WLFI

According to Tippecanoe County Deputy Coroner Tony Kenner, a crew of five men were installing a radio tower when two of the workers at a height of 340 feet, fell with a piece of equipment that was being used to install another segment to the tower.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s officials identified the two victims as 32-year-old Paul Aliff of Mesquite, Texas, and 29-year-old Ernest Garcia of Laredo, Texas. They both were fatally injured in the fall.

The men were reportedly apart of a work crew from ERI, Inc. of Chandler, Indiana.

The radio tower the men were working on was a WXXB radio tower, which is a local FM radio station that plays recent hits. It is one of five Lafayette stations owned by Schurz Communications.

Investigators with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) will be arriving at the scene to conduct a full investigation into the accident.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Indiana construction accident lawyers.

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