Water Tower Accident UPDATE
Emergency Crews in Solomon, Kansas are working to rescue a man who fell into the city water tower today. Eagle News has been touch with Dickinson County Emergency Management to get additional information.
3:45 p.m. A 52 year old man fell about 30 feet inside the water tower in Solomon early Tuesday afternoon while apparently doing maintenance work. The tower had been drained of water.
Salina Fire Marshal Roger Williams says The incident occurred around 1 PM, and Dickinson County officials called for assistance from the Salina Fire Department Technical Rescue.
Williams said the first thought was to use the Department’s ladder truck, but with the snow and muddy conditions around the tower, the man was brought down through a center tube of the tower about 100 feet and then transported to Salina Regional Health Center by Dickinson County EMS. He was complaining of back pain.
Williams did not know if the man was a worker for the city of Solomon or employed by a private firm.
Williams said it took about 45 minutes to an hour to bring the man down to the ground.