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FORREST CITY, Ark. — Three men replacing guy wires on a cellular telephone tower plunged 100 feet to their deaths after a rope used to hoist them to the top of the structure broke.

The men, part of a four-person crew, were killed Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff's investigator Glenn Ramsey said.

The foreman was not injured.

The crew worked for Allstate Construction Co. of Wagoner, Okla., and was replacing the guy wires at a tower owned by Alltel Corp.

The dead were identified as Brian Barnes, 23, and John Seabolt, 26, both of Muskogee, Okla.; and Jamie Anders, 27, of Hattiesburg, Miss.