Tower Falls, A-News, 12/7/82: A signal tower collapses in Missouri City. The accident occurred when a gin pole being used to hoist a radio antenna atop the tower failed. The falling antenna severed a guy wire, causing a twisting motion in the tower that forced its collapse. Five construction workers—Gene Crosby, Johnnei Wilson, Donald Owens, David Stewart, and Johnnie Bratten—were strapped to the antenna at the time. Four freed themselves and jumped from the antenna as it fell, but still sustained fatal injuries. The Senior Road Tower Project, a consortium of UHF television station KTXH and nine radio stations, operated the tower. Authorities estimated the damage as between $5 million and $7 million.