Man decapitated while working on cell phone tower after cable snaps

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (CNN) - A contractor working on a cell phone tower was killed Wednesday afternoon after a cable snapped decapitating him and leaving his body suspended from the tower, CNN affiliate WDKY reports.

Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton tells us that the man was part of a four-person crew from out of state working on the tower off Kentucky 36 in Harrison County.

Two of the men were working atop the tower and the other two on the ground with the accident happened.


Sheriff Hampton says the men were taking down an old boom and bringing up a new one with a cable broke killing one of the workers.

The worker's body was suspended 240 feet above ground and crews are trying to determine how to retrieve it.

The sheriff says all the of the workers are in the their 20s.


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