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985-foot TV tower falls, killing 3 repair workers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A television tower undergoing repairs collapsed Thursday, killing three men who were several hundred feet up.

Witnesses said the workers were tied to positions on the 985-foot tower and unable to escape.

Two were crushed in the tower's rubble and the third died at Huntsville Hospital, officials said.

The cause of the accident was under investigation. The weather was calm at the time.