|Re: Cause of death|
|Tuesday, 22 February 2011 13:44|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:Re: Cause of death
On February 20, 2011, at approximately 3:06 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 744 block of NW 144 Trail, Okeechobee Florida, in reference to a person falling off a radio tower. The victim, Michael Anthony Scott, DOB: 12/19/67, Hazlehurst, Georgia, along with another co-worker, were installing the wires on the tower at a height of approximately 110’-120’, when the victim fell to his death.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of Michael Anthony Scott to be accidental. The cause of death is that of multiple blunt trauma injuries he sustained after failing off of the radio tower.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration(OSHA), will be completing their own investigation on the job site and determine if all precautionary measures were in place at the time of the accident.
This case has been closed.
Michele Bell, Public Information Officer