• Technician dies after falling from tower


    MOUNT VERNON - A 32-year-old worker died after falling from a cellular tower Friday, police said.


    The incident happened at a fire station in Mount Vernon.


    Police Chief Jerry Dodd said a man, who worked for a consulting and construction company, fell from a tower at the station.


    Crews responded to the scene, but the technician  died from his injuries.


    Dodd said the tower is on the city property that is leased to commercial cellular providers.


    The Skagit County coroner, state Department of Labor and Industries and Mount Vernon police are investigating. 

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