This is the horrific moment a worker who was dismantling a 190ft antenna plummeted to his death after the metal structure collapsed.
Ricardo Matias Legrato, 28, fell 131ft after the upper section of the antenna gave way, sending him and another worker hurling towards the ground.
Mr Legrato was working for OSE Uruguay, a sewage and water sanitation company, in the city of Rocha, in the east of Uruguay, before he died.
Footage of the incident shows the two men clinging to the antenna when the metal at the top of the structure appears to snap off.
Shortly after, the metal where the men are poised erodes and crashes to the ground with the men still holding on.
The second worker – along with a third waiting at the bottom of the antenna – was injured in the incident.
The antenna fell onto a nursery which was empty because it was a Sunday and no further injuries have been reported.
Condolences poured in for the family and friends of Mr Legrato.
One person sent ‘light to the family suffering this dark path’.
While other well-wishers shared their prayers for the family, sending strength and hope for the recovery of the colleagues and family members.
Meanwhile, the health and safety precautions sparked outrage among social media users who said the men should never have been working in such precarious conditions.
One person queried why OSE did not have safety nets in place to break the fall of workers in the case of an antenna breaking.
According to local media reports, the workers had basic safety systems in place at the time of the accident.
However, an investigation from the general inspection of Work and Social Security of the Ministry of Work and Social Security showed "serious and several irregularities" in the operation.
The company will have to explain these alleged irregularities, according to the Ministry.
The Uruguayan authorities are investigating the case and have asked State Sewage & Water Works (OSE) who own the antenna for an explanation.
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