MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Three men died when the scaffolding used to reach the top of a 100-story tall transmission tower for two Miami television stations collapsed.

Miami Gardens police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt tells news outlets the men were working late Wednesday afternoon at the more than 1,000-foot (305-meter) tower.

Officials say the tower transmits signals for WPLG and WSVN in Miami. The men were contract workers for Tower King II, a Cedar Hill, Texas, company that builds and maintains television antennas.

FCC Antenna Tower Registration records say the 1,032-foot (314-meter) tower was built in 2009 and is owned by Miami Tower, LLC.

WSVN owner and president Edmund Ansin said in a statement that the men were performing work required by the FCC.

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