A worker has died after an accident at a north-central Iowa seed production company. A worker at Latham Hi-Tech Seeds in Alexander is dead after falling off a ladder on Wednesday morning.
Company officials say they still aren’t sure about what caused the man to fall off the ladder, but say the long-time employee was taken to the Belmond Medical Center after the accident and then airlifted to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, where he later died.
The company is not identifying the man until his relatives are notified. Employees of the company were allowed to go home after the incident.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City