Kentucky State Police: Man dies after falling from tower

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Posted: May 25, 2016 12:17 PM

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — A man has died after falling from a cellular tower in Kentucky.

Master Trooper Joe Veeneman of the Kentucky State Police said in a news release that 19-year-old Tyler Comer of Charleston, West Virginia, died Tuesday night after falling from the 105-foot cellular tower in the city of West Liberty.

Comer was working on the tower when he attempted to retrieve his work tools. Veeneman says Comer lost his balance and fell to the ground.

Troopers responded and pronounced Comer dead at the scene.

Authorities continue to investigate.