Victim of Wednesday fall dies from injuries


FORT MADISON – Fort Madison police have released the name of the man who has died from injuries related to a fall while working on a construction site near the Boulders Inn & Suites in Fort Madison

The victim of the fall has been identified as Brian Wood, 45, of Linn Creek, Missouri.

On Wednesday at approximately 3:30 p.m. Fort Madison Fire and Police Emergency responders and Lee County Ambulance was dispatched to 4901 Ave. 0 in response to a report of a fall at a construction site at that location.

Upon arrival officers observed Wood lying on the ground near the north end of the building. A witness advised the subject had fallen out of a wooden box that was being lifted up by a fork lift. The subject fell approximately 20 to 25 feet.

The subject was tended to by Fire and EMS personnel and was transported to Fort Madison Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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