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OSHA investigating man's fall from Iowa water tower


The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirms it's investigating a case where a man fell 90 feet off of a water tower.

It happened December 4th in the town of Pierson, Iowa. The man was part of a crew from Sioux Falls, South Dakota based Maguire Iron. They were working to put a new top on the town's water tower.

The worker fell about 90 feet to the ground below. The Pierson Fire Chief said he broke several bones, but was conscious when taken to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

At the time of the incident, a spokesman for the Woodbury County Sheriff's department had said a safety cable may have snapped, causing his fall.

The worker's name has not been released.

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