A man who died after falling off of a ladder at Latham Hi-Tech Seeds in Alexander has been identified. Company officials say 63-year-old Marlin Hopkey of Alexander was their inventory coordinator and had worked for 21 years with Latham Seeds.
Hopkey was taken to the Belmond Medical Center after falling from the ladder on Wednesday, and then was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, where he later died. Employees of the company were allowed to go home after the incident.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City