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Man Dies in Radio Tower Accident

One man is dead following a horrifying accident involving a radio tower in Saint Mary Parish.

The Saint Mary Sheriff's Office tells TV 10 that a 29-year-old man from Texas slipped and fell off the radio tower right outside of Centerville Friday afternoon.

He and three other Texas men were putting an extension on the tower, which stands at least 485 feet tall.

There was a slight rainfall at the time and the man reportedly lost his balance, plunging more than 400 feet to his death.  Its possible rain may have been one factor in this man's terrible fall.

Some of the workers say they believe the man thought he had his safety belt clip locked.  Unfortunately, the man was not able to stand and he fell.

The company who works on the tower is based out of Texas.

We'll continue to bring you updates on this story.  

Hubert Tate

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