CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - A member of a work crew contracted to clean a water tower in Clinton fell into the empty container and had to be rescued.
Clinton firefighters, with the help of a helicopter, had to extract the man from the bottom of the water tower’s interior. According to Mark Jones with the City of Clinton, the contracted worker fell from a platform inside the tower to a lower level.
There was no water in the tower.
Chief Jeff Blackledge estimates it was about a 20 to 30 foot fall.
The worker’s name was not released.
“He’s in stable condition," said Chief Blackledge. "His injuries, I don’t believe are gonna be life threatenting. I’m not sure exactly what injuries he has at this time.”
While heading to the scene, AMR crashed with a motorist on Post Road and Lakeview Drive in Clinton. According to Jim Pollard with AMR, two people from the crash and one of the three emergency care providers in the ambulance were transported to area hospitals.
There was not a patient on board the ambulance at the time of the crash and a second ambulance was dispatched to the water tower.