Worker seriously hurt in fall at Baraboo water tower

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BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- Baraboo officials say a contracted worker was seriously hurt when he fell while working on a water tower.

City Administrator Edward Geick said in a news release that the male worker fell around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. Workers are cleaning, repairing and painting the tower.

Utility Superintendent Wade Peterson says that the man fell onto a platform while inside the tower's stem.

Geick said first responders were able to rescue the man and lowered him to the ground. He was flown to a hospital with serious injuries.

The man's name was not released.

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