Crossville man dies after falling from antenna tower in Putnam County

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A Crossville man died Saturday when he fell from a radio antenna tower at a home in Putnam County.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said Kenneth Waddell, 30, fell about 80 feet to the ground when the antenna collapse. The sheriff’s office said an equipment failure likely caused the collapse.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident as an accident.

Waddell’s body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy as matter of procedure, the sheriff’s office said. 

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