Update – August 12, 2013
The Waynesboro Police Department has confirmed the notification of the next of kin of Payman Biazarikari, 37, a native of Iran. He had been living in Fairfax County with family members at the time of his death. It is believed that he had been in the United States on a visa for two weeks.
The Police Department’s death investigation continues.
UPDATE–The tower climber who died, Aug. 7, in a fall while working on a tower owned by Ntelos in Waynesboro, Va. was a citizen of Iran working in this country on a green card, according to a report by the Waynesboro Police Department. The 37-year-old contractor, who fell 160 feet, had been in the country just a few weeks and was employed by Summit Tower Construction, which refused to comment on the incident. He had no immediate family and authorities are attempting to contact his parents in Canada.
He was the eight climber to die in a fall from a communications tower in 2013, compared with one fatality in 2012, according to Wireless Estimator.
The Waynesboro First Aid Crew, Waynesboro Fire Department and Waynesboro Police responded to the incident. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry is investigated the incident as a workplace fatality.