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Fall from cell tower in Oktibbeha County ruled accidental

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The accident in Oktibbeha County claimed the life of a 43-year-old Arkansas man.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 3:44 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The death of a cell tower worker has been ruled accidental, Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed.

John Wayne Womack, 43, of Arkansas, died after he fell from the tower Saturday afternoon in the Longview community.

Representatives with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were on the scene of the death Monday morning, the coroner confirmed.

Womack was wearing a safety harness when he fell approximately 80 feet, according to Hunt.

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