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Tower Climber Hurt in Fall

KSAL Staff - March 15, 2017 3:54 pm

A fall from a radio tower Wednesday morning sent a man to the hospital.

The accident happened at the former Rocking M Radio facility at 641 W. Cloud Street. In February, three radio stations that were located in the building moved into the Townsite Building at 131 N. Santa Fe in Downtown Salina.

Wednesday morning a crew was working to take down a section of a tower, which is located on the roof, when a climber fell. The climber, identified as Randy Smith, fell about 25 feet and landed on the roof.

The Salina Fire Department responded, and got Smith off the roof. He was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center, then transferred to a Wichita hospital to be treated for injuries that include several broken bones and a punctured lung.

The accident happened at around 9:30 Wednesday morning.

Doug Clemens

March 16, 2017 at 7:59 am

How come our hospital here could not treat him? Just about every serious accident people get transfer to Wichita. If Salina Regional is not capable especially with their monopoly of all the doctors in town in treating these people they need to get out of the business and not give people false hopes.

Melody Bowen

March 16, 2017 at 9:08 am

I have heard that the Orthopeadic dr they got will only do joint replacement. Then another one came and only signed a1 year contract. …so any broken bones they will send to Wichita

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