Man dies in fall from Mount Vernon water tower

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 29-year-old man has died after falling from a water tower in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon police say Winfred Joseph Davis, of Clinton, died when he fell just before 2 p.m. Thursday. He was working on the eastern Iowa town’s water tower on First Street.

Davis was employed by Arndt Enterprises Inc. of DeWitte. The company handles industrial coatings of water towers.

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