By Kyle James   |  09-27-2017   News
Photo credit: 7News

A TV tower in Miami Gardens collapsed killing three workers at 501 NW 207 Street around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Three workers from a company hired by Channel 7 were at the top of a gin pole attached to the TV tower which is around 944 feet tall.

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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a 9/11 call from a witness to the collapse. The witness was interviewed about the incident, "I saw the guy on top of it. The cord was hanging down. I went in the house, and I heard the noise." The man continued, "It sounded like the winds from the hurricane, the cord ripping, and then when I heard the boom, I saw the debris flap in the air, and I immediately called 911." The gin pole the men were on is used to reach places on a structure that a crane cannot. The witness described how he felt after seeing the gin collapse, "I saw the guys up there, and I just felt so bad for them."

Edmund Ansin, the owner, and president of WSVN-TV released a statement expressing his condolences, "We are saddened by this tragic event. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the three men who died. They worked for a company hired by Channel 7 to perform work on the tower that was required by the [Federal Communications Commission]."

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