Cell tower collapse kills 2 St. Charles County residents

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(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.


  • Michael J. Twillman

    I didn’t know Seth personally, but Martin Powers was a friend and worked with our company for years. A wonderful father with a great wife and young child, he will be deeply missed by all of us. Both of you rest in peace.

  • Jodi powers

    My whole world collapsed with that tower. I lost an amazing husband, a wonderful man and my whole heart. He was also an amazing father, and a very loved friend to many.

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