NUTTER FORT (AP) — A West Virginia firefighter who was among three killed in the collapse of a pair of cellphone towers in Clarksburg is being remembered by the state and his fellow firefighters.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered state flags in Charleston and on all state buildings in Harrison County to be lowered Saturday in memory of Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department member Michael Garrett. He was killed one week ago when he was struck by one of the towers.
The Exponent Telegram says Nutter’s funeral is expected to be attended by firefighters from more than 40 departments from around West Virginia and out of state.
Two workers from Oklahoma were also killed in the towers’ collapse.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the deadly accident.