Harley-Davidson dealership

Phil Keeping, 65, has been identified as the person who died in a fall at this Harley-Davidson dealership in Mount Pearl on Monday. (CBC)

Phil Keeping, a Newfoundland and Labrador businessman and cable television pioneer, has been identified as the victim of a fall yesterday at a Mount Pearl business. 

Friends have said the 65-year-old fell almost six metres from a mechanical scissor-lift inside the Mile 1 Harley-Davidson dealership. 

It has not been made clear why Keeping was on the lift or what led to the fall. 

The dealership was one of many businesses Keeping owned worldwide. 

Keeping founded N-1 Cable in Newfoundland and Labrador in the late 1980s, which brought cable television to more than 200 rural communities.

After a few years, he sold the Newfoundland side of his cable business and focused on cable television systems in New Brunswick and later the Bahamas.

The president and CEO of Cable Bahamas issued a statement which said Keeping "was a giant of a man in many ways, a real friend and inspirational mentor."