Jared Farley, a 31-year-old Plantersville, TX tower technician, remains in critical condition after he became unconscious following a heat stroke last Thursday while working on a 300-foot guyed tower in Navasota, TX, in 98 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures that remained in the mid-90s during a three-hour rescue by emergency responders.
Farley’s mother, Tracy Phifer, who traveled with her husband from Tennessee to be with their son, informed Wireless Estimator that he is on a ventilator in an intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan.
However, she said he is showing some signs of improvement. This morning he responded to voice commands to move his extremities and opened his eyes.
Farley has been a tower technician for 12 years and was employed by Randal’s Tower Tech Inc. of Salado.
OSHA’s database does not identify that the company has had any citations since it was established in 1998.
Randal’s did not reply to a request for additional information regarding Farley’s rescue.
Wireless Estimator was unable to contact crew members Dillon Smith of Onalaska, who was on the tower with Farley, or Casey Herbert, who was on the ground.