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Man dies after falling from wind turbine in Iowa

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a Spirit Lake man is dead after falling off a wind turbine in rural Osceola County in northwest Iowa.

KTIV-TV in Sioux City says the sheriff’s office says 33-year-old Christopher Paulette fell nearly 60 feet on Monday. The accident happened while Paulette was working on the wind turbine for NextEra Energy near Ocheyedan (oh-CHEE’-duhn). Paulette was taken to a Sibley hospital, where he died.

The accident remains under investigation.

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