WILLARD, Ohio (AP) - A Michigan man who was inspecting and
repairing a water tower fell to his death inside the empty tank
Ken Benson, 51, fell from an opening into the tank about noon
and was pronounced dead at the scene, fire Chief Richard Myers
Benson and two other workers were contracted by this northern
Ohio city to inspect its water towers. Benson worked for a company
based in Lake Odessa, Mich. His hometown was not available.
Myers said it took rescue teams 2 hours to recover the body.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is
investigating the death.
Willard is about 60 miles southwest of Cleveland.

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