Douglas Klein, 25, passed away Nov. 23 after falling 60 feet from a tower in Wichita, Kan. He was working for Pinpoint Towers on a lattice tower owned by SBA Communications, which stands 350 feet tall.
Pinpoint Towers specializes in the installation, repair, and maintenance of telecommunication towers for cellular, radio and broadband.
According to a report from Comtrain, at 5:30 p.m. Klein was coming down the tower and was reportedly tied off to the structure’s safety climb cable when he began his descent. He was severely injured after coming in contact with an ice bridge post and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He died after going through surgery.
Services were held in Hackensack, New Jersey. Klein is the 13th tower climber death in 2013.