3 Workers Killed in Miami by Scaffolding Collapse

September 29, 2017

Three men were killed when scaffolding collapsed next to a television signal tower in Florida.

News outlets report that the collapse occurred Wednesday afternoon in Miami Gardens.

The approximately 1,000-foot (300-meter) tower was built in 2009 to transmit signals for local stations WPLG and WSVN. The victims worked for Texas-based Tower King II, which had been contracted to upgrade a transmission antenna for WSVN.

Officials couldn’t immediately confirm how high the workers were when the gin pole lifting device collapsed, but one witness said it appeared they were near the top.

Officials were working to determine what caused the equipment to collapse.

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