Tower Collapse

Megan Burke

A report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that contractors were to blame for the collapse of a nearly 1,900-foot communication tower in Fordland in April. One person was killed in the tower collapse.  KOZK, also known as Ozarks Public Television, broadcast its signal from the tower.

Megan Burke

One person is dead after a 1,980-foot television transmission tower collapsed Thursday morning in Fordland.

The tower belongs to KOZK, the PBS affiliate station in Springfield, which is under the same management as KSMU Radio.  KSMU does not broadcast from the Fordland tower. 

Logan-Rogersville assistant fire chief, Robert Talburt, said six people were working on the tower at about 105 feet in the air at the time of the collapse.

According to Talburt, three people were transported from the scene to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.