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Communications contractor dies after fall from tower in Manchester, police say

A contractor died Friday afternoon after he fell from a communications tower he was working on in Manchester.

a police car parked in a parking lot: Manchester police

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Manchester police

The 34-year-old man fell at about 2:30 p.m. Friday from the tower owned by Marcus Communications at 33 Mitchell Dr., police said.

The man was found unresponsive by medical personnel and was pronounced dead, police said. Police do not know how high he was on the tower when he fell.

The man was a contractor working on the tower but was not employed by Marcus Communications itself, the company confirmed Friday afternoon.

“We are sad to learn a tower climber fell from our communications tower this afternoon. He was not employed by Marcus Communications and was completing work on the tower. We are devastated and our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family.”

Manchester detectives and investigators from the federal Occupational Safety and Health

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Police: Contractor dies after falling from Manchester communications tower

MANCHESTER — A 34-year-old contractor died Friday after falling from a communications tower, police said.

Authorities were called to 33 Mitchell Drive around 2:30 p.m.

The address houses the headquarters of Marcus Communications.

The man, who was not identified, was working on the tower when he “fell from an unknown height,” police said in a tweet Friday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is being investigated as a fatal industrial accident, police said.

Manchester detectives and investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were on the scene Friday.

“We are sad to learn a tower climber fell from our communications tower at our headquarters in Manchester this afternoon,” Marcus Communications said in a prepared statement Friday. “He was not employed by Marcus Communications and was

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Portable Light Tower Improvements For Remote Northern Usage

As an electrician working in northern Alberta, Canada who specializes in the installation and maintenance of rental light towers, I’ve seen more than my share of entirely preventable equipment failures.

It’s only been in the last dozen or so years that these trailer mounted light towers have become commonplace in the north’s booming oil and gas industry, and in bitterly cold, daylight starved areas in general.

Initially portable light towers were heralded as a safety and productivity godsend, and rightfully so. In industries that operate 24/7 regardless of weather or light conditions, allowing the rapidly growing number of workers to keep production and security at normal daylight levels in the 16+ hour winter nights was enticing. These relatively inexpensive, small, and supposedly durable machines were bought in huge numbers by both equipment rental companies and end users as demand rapidly increased.

Unfortunately it was soon discovered that there were some … Read More