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TV tower collapses in southwest Missouri; killing 1 worker

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Southwest Missouri officials are investigating after a worker was killed when a TV tower collapsed. (Source: KY3) Southwest Missouri officials are investigating after a worker was killed when a TV tower collapsed. (Source: KY3)
FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) -

Southwest Missouri officials are investigating after a worker was killed when a TV tower collapsed.

Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, says the 1,980-foot tower near Fordland collapsed Thursday morning while six people were performing routine maintenance.

He says the workers were about 105 feet in the air when the tower went down and the worker who was killed was trapped. Three of the workers suffered non-left-threatening injuries.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

Talburt says the tower is owned by station KOZK, a public television station owned by Missouri State University.

It wasn't immediately clear which company employed the workers.

The Springfield News-Leader reports there are at least five TV, weather and radio towers near Fordland.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

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