Thought the reflector might be interested in this clip from the latest
Newsline hardcopy edition. If you already get this, sorry for the dupe.
> 2000' TOWER FALLS IN CENTRAL LOUISIANA
> A 2000 foot high tower belonging to KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana fell as
> workmen were installing replacement leg braces on it. One worker was
> killed and two others were injured in the collapse. At least two ham radio
> repeaters were silenced by the accident.
> The accident happened March 20th, according to information form Tommy
> Gray of Graytech Communications. The entire 2000 of tower fell within 70
> feet of the towers base.
> The worker who died, was pinned under the rubble. A harrowing story for
> one survivor. He thrown from the tower, landing 200 feet away in an
> adjacent field. He was found dazed and walking around when help arrived.
> The second survivor hit the ground sustaining severe injuries. Both were
> rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
> Guy wires from the tower were strewed all over the field. One witness
> said the mess resembled a pile of spaghetti. Falling guy wires also hit
> the transmitter building, causing damage so heavy that structure looked as
> if a bomb went off.
> Tommy Gray, was working at a nearby station when the tower fell. He
> says that the site appears to be a total loss.
> The commercial TV station isn't the only casualty. The towers collapse
> also knocked an educational television station, a regional FM radio station
> and two amateur repeaters including a popular 6m system off the air.
> The broadcasters are now back on the air using other sites. No word yet
> on what the hams plan to do to rebuild.
> (Via WB9ITT, Broadcast Reflector)
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