- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities have identified who fell to his death while working on a cell tower in Meridian as an Ohio man.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler identified the worker as 39-year-old Kris Edward Runyon. His hometown wasn’t immediately available.

The Meridian Star reports (https://bit.ly/2pIREPZ ) that the fatal fall happened Tuesday evening in the east Mississippi city.

Cobler said Runyon was wearing his safety harness and equipment designed to prevent such a fall.

Cobler said Runyon’s co-worker had turned away to work on something and when he turned back, he saw the victim falling.

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Information from: The Meridian Star, https://www.meridianstar.com

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