Cell tower collapse kills 2 St. Charles County residents

(NEAR BLAINE, KS) – Two St. Charles County men have been killed in the collapse of two cell phone towers in Kansas. The towers collapsed Tuesday near Blaine, Kansas in Pottawatomie County.

One of the towers had been built recently, the other was older.

The victims, identified as 38-year-old Martin Powers of St. Charles and 25-year-old Seth Garner of St. Peters were both working on the older tower when it collapsed.

One of the men died at the scene, the other was taken to a local hospital where he passed away.

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