Sheriff: One dead, two rescued on TV tower in southwest Alabama | WDHN
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) –
UPDATE (3:00 p.m.) – Sheriff Hoss Mack says this will be reported as an industrial death and OSHA will open an investigation. High altitude rescue teams were making recovery efforts for the one crew member who died Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE (2:00 p.m.) – Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack says one person died while a mechanical contract crew was working on a replacement for the television tower. Two other crew members were held on the tower until the rescue workers could safely support them on the ground.
Mobile firefighters are on site, and the sheriff says they have the expertise to do high-altitude rescue operations. These crews are currently evaluating the scene to find out how best to recover the crew member.
ORIGINAL STORY: Sources indicate that rescue operations are underway at a television tower in the Elsanor / Rosinton area of Baldwin County.
According to one of our sources, a workgroup is stuck on a tower on Channel 44 Road. Several firefighters from Foley, Loxley, Stapleton, Escambia and Mobile were called to the scene. According to the source, an ALEA helicopter was called in as well as the Coast Guard and Aircare.
This is a developing story.