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Firm Involved in Tower Collapse Was Fined in '09

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The company that employed two workers killed in the collapse of two cellphone towers in Clarksburg was fined after a fatal accident in 2009 in Missouri.
 
     The Exponent-Telegram reports that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration cited S&S Communications with two "serious" violations after an employee fell from his death from a 330-foot communications tower. OSHA said the worker detached his harness but should have had a secondary tether. The company was fined $3,000.
 
     Two workers for the Oklahoma-based company were killed last Saturday when a 300-foot tower collapsed. A firefighter also died after a second, smaller tower collapsed. OSHA is investigating.
 
     S&S Communications declined to comment Thursday.
 
 


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