Man Falls To Death From Water Tower In Damiansville

A man working to repaint the water tower on Main Street in Damiansville fell to his death Monday afternoon, according to the Clinton County Coroner’s office.

Dustin Spilman, age 31 of Ventura Iowa, was working near the top of the approximately 100 foot water tower when for an unknown reason he fell. Spilman was working for Central Tank Coatings a company out of Elgin Iowa and two coworkers were with Spilman working on the ground.

Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss said one coworker saw Spilman fall but did not know why he fell. The accident happened just before 2:00 p.m. Monday and Lynch was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s hospital in Breese after being transported from the accident scene.

OSHA was on site Tuesday morning investigating the fatal accident.

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