Worker dies after fall from cell tower in Harnett County

August 13, 2013 4:41:17 AM PDT
A man working on a 200 foot tall cell phone tower fell to his death Monday.

It happened around 5:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of N.C. Highway 55 East, which is just south of Coats.

Authorities identified the man as 49-year-old John Dailey, of Silvester, Ga.

They said Dailey was 200 feet from the ground when he lost his balance while attempting to hook a carabiner on his safety harness to the tower.

Dailey was an employee of Transmit PM LLC of Duxbury, Mass.

Dailey's body was transported to Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital.

A resident who lives nearby told ABC11 that he had seen workers on the tower for several days.

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