Worker Falls Off Water Tower, Dies

Arvada Water Tower Shifted, Witnesses Say

A Commerce City worker who was dismantling a water tower in Arvada died Thursday after he fell roughly 40 feet.

Witnesses said the 45-year-old man was working on the tower when it shifted, causing him to fall at about 11:30 a.m.

A company from Commerce City had been working at the site, located near West 53rd AVenue and Ward Road, since Wednesday.

Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were notified about the incident and will investigate. The Arvada Police Department is investigating the fall as an accident.

The name of the victim is being withheld until his family has been notified. He was 45 years old.

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