Death of Technician in Cell Tower Fall Investigated

South Dakota News January 18, 2019

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Death of Technician in Cell Tower Fall Investigated

RAPID CITY, SD. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a technician who fell from a cell tower in southwestern South Dakota.

Pennington County sheriff’s officials say 23-year-old Andrew Psomas, of Broomfield, Colorado died Jan. 10 while working on a tower near Caputa east of Rapid City. Psomas was working for True North Tower, a company based in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

OSHA has six months to conduct an investigation into the death. It can issue citations or propose fines if the agency finds safety violations.

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