OHSA: Contractor mistakes led to tower collapse


FORDLAND, Mo — OHSA says contractors working at a tower site in Fordland made mistakes that led to that 1,900 foot tower falling.

It happened on April 19 and one engineer died.         

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the team working to reinforce the tower actually removed key bolts and that led to the collapse.

MSU had hired Steve Lemay and his crew to install bracing to strengthen the tower. 

Lemay and the others were 105 feet up when the tower fell, killing Lemay and injuring three crew members.

MSU owns KOZK and was installing new equipment to meet FCC requirements.

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