Man dies from fall

On May 5th at 2 p.m. Blackfalds RCMP responded to a man who had fallen from a 160 ft. communications tower

  • May. 9, 2013 5:00 a.m.

On May 5th at 2 p.m. Blackfalds RCMP responded to a man who had fallen from a 160 ft. communications tower in the west side of Gasoline Alley in a field.

The man was working at the top of the tower and appeared to have appropriate safety equipment when he fell. Thomas Raftis, 25, of Ontario was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Currently, police are working with OH&S investigators to further determine what had caused this incident to occur.