Worker injured in fall from Iowa water tower

Published On: Dec 05 2012 07:14:59 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2012 07:14:00 AM CST
PIERSON, Iowa (AP) -

The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office says a man was flown to a Sioux City hospital after falling from a water tower in northwest Iowa.

Sgt. Gene Hacker told the Sioux City Journal the man fell and his safety cable broke on Tuesday while he was working on a water tower in Pierson, about 25 miles east of Sioux City. The accident was reported about 4:30 p.m.

The man's name wasn't released.

Hacker says the man was conscious after the fall. It wasn't clear how far he fell.