Fatal West Virginia tower collapse

The collapse of two radio towers in North-Central West Virginia on 1 February 2014 resulted in three deaths and injuries to two individuals and the loss of three Amateur Radio repeaters

The repeaters belonged to the Stonewall Jackson Amateur Radio Association ( SJARA) and forming part of the HamTalk linked repeater system, available to assist with emergency and disaster communication.

Richard Wilt, K8TPH, reported that one tower went down, killing two workers on the 300 foot structure and taking down a second, shorter tower. An emergency responder died after being struck by falling debris. Two other tower workers suffered minor injuries.

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