Most Popular Articles
Well-known Tower Climber Dies in Fall
Pittsburgh - Sep 25, 2007 - Marking the ninth fatality this year of workers falling from communications structures, 51-year-old Dan Plants fell to his death Sept. 24 while dismantling a WGBN 1150 AM tower in East Deer Township. The tower had been damaged by a spring storm. Plants, a resident of West Virginia was frequently called to work on towers in the Pittsburgh area. He was working alone on this tower.
His body was discovered by a young girl walking her dog and was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 p.m. He was wearing a safety harness. Neighbors said he was seen using a torch to dismantle the tower around 2 p.m.
Firefighters examined the tower, but OSHA inspectors are doing the actual investigation of the fatality.
Plants' widow and sons need help paying for the funeral. The Daniel Plants Memorial Fund has been established. Donations can be sent to WesBanco, 1 Bank Plaza, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the November Issue
- Trends in Technology: HD Radio Transmission Update
- Franken FM Stations
- Wi-Fi on Wheels: The Connected Car
- Field Report: Yamaha MG10XU
- Transmitter Site Cleanup