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Tuesday
Sep032013

Painter Falls to Death in Water Tower 

(IRONDALE, Ala.) -- A 24-year-old painter fell to his death Sunday while working at a water tower in Irondale.

Deputy coroner Phillip Russel said Mike Isaac Alvarenga Carlos was climbing the ladder of the Brooks Lane water tank when he slipped and fell. The victim's coworkers found his body as they started climbing the interior ladder of the tank .

The tank had been drained for maintenance.

Carlos was pronounced dead at the scene. A police detective told the Birmingham News Carlos was inside a maintenance tube when he fell and there is no threat of water contamination.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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