[UPDATE] Two Workers Injured on Florida Water Tower

By: AP
By: AP

*** Update 10-8-2010 7:40 PM ***
Hollywood, FL (AP) - Two maintenance workers who were injured
while working on a water tower in South Florida have been rescued.
Hollywood city officials say the workers were sandblasting the
inside of the Hollywood Water Tower Friday morning when the
scaffolding somehow came loose. The men fell about 45 feet to the
bottom of the empty water tower basin and were seriously injured.
One man reportedly broke his leg but managed to grab his cell
phone to call a supervisor. The supervisor then called 911. The
other man who fell was reportedly knocked unconscious but later
woke up. He was the first person lowered to safety.
Rescuers had both men out and lowered about 150 feet to the
ground by Friday afternoon.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Hollywood, Florida (AP) --

Hollywood fire officials are trying to rescue two maintenance workers who were injured on a water tower.

Hollywood Fire Rescue officials said the workers were sandblasting the inside of the Hollywood Water Tower Friday morning (Oct. 8)
when the scaffolding somehow came loose. The men fell to the bottom
of the belly of the water tower and were seriously injured.

Television footage showed two workers on the top of the water
tower.

A phone message left by the Associated Press with fire rescue
was not immediately returned.


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  • by Robin Location: North Carolina on Oct 8, 2010 at 04:01 PM
    This is a very dangerous job. My heart goes out to these two men and there families. This is a very dangerous job!! My husband also paints and sandblast water towers and everyday i pray for his safety and the safety of his employees. God Bless these men and their families.
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