Update: Oklahoma workers identified, one remains in critical condition after fall from cell tower
UPDATE: The victims involved in Tuesday’s accident on a Norman cell tower have been identified.
Don Buffarini was treated and released from the hospital.
The two other victims have also been identified as Josh Harjo and Lucas Mullins
Mullins remains in critical condition at an Oklahoma City hospital.
OSHA announced that is has opened an investigation into the incident.
NORMAN, Okla. – Authorities say three men were rushed to a hospital after an accident at an Oklahoma cell tower.
Around 11 a.m., emergency crews were called to a cell tower in Norman, near Robinson and Flood Ave., after an accident involving at least one worker.
Officials say two workers were on the cell phone tower when a rope snapped, hitting one of the men in the face.
Witnesses say the force knocked him unconscious.
The two men were stranded near the top of the tower for about 15 minutes while a third worker tried to get them down.
As the third worker climbed to secure a new rope, the two men slipped again.
Paramedics and firefighters loaded the men into ambulances and rushed them to an area hospital for treatment.
Initial reports indicate one man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
This is a developing story.
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