Man Falls 180 Feet From Tower
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A man dismantling a 180-foot radio tower fell from the top but landed without breaking a bone after grabbing guy wires on the way down, authorities said.
Ivan Glaze, a foreman on a steel crew assigned to take down the tower, slipped Tuesday when hooking up his harness, said Associate State Forester Bill Mercer.
Glaze fell 10 feet to a guy wire and slid down it for about 30 or 40 feet before he lost his hold again, Mercer said.
Witnesses said he fell straight down another 40 feet to a second guy wire.
″He hung onto it and rode it down,″ Mercer said.
″It’s amazing,″ he said. ″If he had to slip, that’s the way to fall.″
Glaze, a Forestry employee, ″was pretty cut up and beat up″ but didn’t break any bones, Mercer said.
Glaze was listed as stable late Tuesday at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.