MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — A 29-year-old man died after falling from a water tower in Mount Vernon, police said.

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

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

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