- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Two men were transported to the hospital after getting trapped under a collapsed cell phone tower near Scottsbluff.

The Star-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/15QFF6Z ) the two were trapped under a Viaero Wireless tower that collapsed Wednesday. The Scottsbluff Fire Department responded to the scene.

Scottsbluff Fire Chief Dana Miller says responders were told one man fell about 10 feet, and the other fell more than 20 feet in the collapse. The tower is currently under construction.

Miller says the collapse occurred while the area was under a wind advisory.

In a prepared statement, Viaero Executive Vice President Mike Felicissimo says a wind gust caused a section of the tower to shift. He says one man injured his leg and the other had shoulder pain, but both are doing well and receiving treatment.


Information from: Star-Herald, https://www.starherald.com

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