Man killed when ham radio tower collapses


>>FELLOW HAM RADIO ENTHUSIAST
KNOW JOE AREYZAGA BY HIS CALL
SIGN K-1-JGA, A GOOD FRIEND,
LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER TO SIX
FROM GOFFSTOWN, HIS BUDDY DA
SHARING A PICTURE OF THE TWO WORKING ON DAVE’S RADIO TOWER.>>HE WAS GOING UP, EXPECTING
IT, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING LOOKS
GOOD. WE ALL HAD THE APPROPRIATE GEAR.>>IT’S WHAT HE WAS DOING
SATURDAY MORNING, WHEN HE WAS
KILLED, ANOTHER AMATEUR RADIO
FRIEND SERIOUSLY INJURED, AS JOE
HELPED THAT FRIEND DISMANTLE HIS
RADIO TOWER IN DEERFIELD>>UPON ARRIVAL, THE FIRST
MEMBER FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOUND
TWO INDIVIDUALS ENTANGLED IN A
TOWER AND SOME CABLE ON THE
GROUND.>>BOTH MEN HARNASSED TO A
SECTION OF TOWER OVER FORTY FEET
UP, WHEN IT COLLAPSED, TAKING
THEM DOWN WITH IT.>>THEY ALWAYS USED THE UTMOST
SAFETY. IT WAS JUST A FREAK ACCIDENT. IT WAS SOME SORT OF SOFT SPOT
SOMEWHERE IN THE TOWER.>>JOE’S WIFE ELIZABETH SAYS HE
WAS A SELF-TAUGHT HANDYMAN WHO
COULD FIX ANYTHING, WHO LOVED
HIS JOB WORKING FOR ARAMARK,
OVERSEEING THE GROUNDS OF
MANCHESTER’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.>>HE WAS AND INCREDIBLE PERSON. THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE AS
BRIGHT NOW THAT HE IS NOT IN IT. THE COMMUNITY IS VERY TIGHT. A COMMUNITY THAT IS FROM BRING
THEIR FRIEND JOE AS SOMEONE WHO
WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP.>>HE WOULD DROP ANYTHING TO DO
ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY.>>AUTHORITIES CALL THIS A
TRAGIC ACCIDENT. FELLOW AMATEUR RADIO ENTHUSIASTS
HOPING TO LEARN FROM WHAT
HAPPENED, SO IT DOESN’T HAPPEN
AGAIN. IN DEERFIELD, JENNIFER CROMPTO

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