Archive for Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Two men, killed in Tuesday accident, are identified

July 11, 2007

Two men who died Tuesday after falling from a communications tower were publicly identified Wednesday morning.

They are Jerry Case, 54, of Kansas City, Mo., and Kevin Keeling, 33, of Independence, Mo.

The accident took place at a 1,000-foot tower southeast of Lawrence, near East 1750 and North 1100 roads.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said a preliminary investigation determined the two men were ascending the tower in a bucket to an elevation of 500 to 800 feet, when a cable failed, dropping the pair.

An investigation continues as to what caused the wire cable to fail.

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