Archives for October 2010

Workers Rescued From Inside 160-Foot-Tall Water Tower

Two Florida utility workers, contractors with Utility Services Corp., were rescued last week after they became trapped in an empty water tower. CNN reports that the workers were performing maintenance on the water tower when their scaffolding failed and they plunged 30 feet to the bottom of the tower. It took fire rescuers almost five hours to lower the injured men 160 feet and transport them to the hospital. The workers' supervisor notified emergency personnel of the incident after he received a call from one of the workers. The workers … [Read more...]