FORDLAND, Mo– KOLR10 spoke with people who live nearby and heard the tower fall.
Fish Wilson was setting up his produce stand when the tower came crashing down.
“We didn’t know what it was. It startled us. Lightning bolt that struck right beside you or something like that, it was loud,” Wilson says.
Wilson wonders what caused the incident, and is saddened it result in a death.
“Why, why did that person have to die? Was it safety precautions was it a freak of nature? What can they do to prevent that from happening again,” Wilson says.
Neighbor Larry Chafin was working on his farm when the tower fell.
“Right around 10 I was actually at my farm, had I turned around I would’ve seen it fall,” Chafin says. “It’s an alarming thing to think that someones life has been snuffed out by an event you had no control over.”
The cause of the collapse is unknown, and is currently under investigation.