Cell Tower Worker Decapitated, Body Left Hanging In Freak Accident

Dustin Wicksell - Author

Nov. 3 2016, Updated 5:48 p.m. ET

A man working on a cell tower in Kentucky was killed on Wednesday in a freak accident that decapitated him, ripping off his right arm and leaving his body suspended hundreds of feet above the ground.

28-year-old Joel Metz, a father of four, was working on the tower for Fortune Wireless, a company based near his home in Indianapolis, WKYT reports. According to Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton, Metz was part of a four person team working on the tower, all of whom were in their 20s. Two of the workers were on the ground, while two had ascended the cell tower at the time of the accident.

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