Water tower painter survives 110-foot fall

Water tower painter survives 110-foot fall
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:22am

fell Sunday morning while painting

Kaufman---The Associated Press is reporting; a 21-year-old Virginia man is hospitalized in fair condition after falling 110 feet from an East Texas water tower.

A Kaufman County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman says Brandon Milley of Hampton, Va., fell Sunday morning while painting the North Kaufman Water Supply tower.

Spokeswoman Pat Laney tells The Dallas Morning News that Milley employed by Worldwide Industrial Corp. of Butler, Pa., which has the tower maintenance contract.

Laney says Milley was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital after the 9:21 a.m. Sunday accident in critical condition and saw his condition improve by Monday.
 

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