Ohio cell tower climber’s death wasn’t industry related

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A 20-year-old man who fell 70-feet from a cell tower in Oxford, Ohio on Thursday and died, was not an industry-related fatality, according to Miami University Police Chief John McCandless, who said it was a sophomore majoring in university studies from Seoul, Korea, and Beijing, China

Although a number of industry workers contacted Wireless Estimator on Friday, stating that they had heard that it was a tower technician that fell, further checking with authorities over the Easter weekend proved to be difficult and it wasn’t until this morning that a press report identified that it was a student.

According to the Journal News,  the man climbed the locked compound fence of the tower located next to Williams Hall on the campus at about 3:45 p.m. and then fell. Authorities said there were two witnesses who saw the man fall, but it is not known if he had jumped.

Constructed in 1958, the 345-foot self-supporting tower is owned by Miami University WMUB FM and has multiple carriers on it.