💧The man was inside a maintenance tube outside the tower off Route 9

💧He was found outside the tube with compound fractures to his arms and legs

BERKELEY — A man was seriously injured in a fall from a water tower on Thursday morning while working on a painting project.

Berkeley Township police said the man was “free climbing” inside a maintenance tube when he fell from the tower on Route 9 in the Bayville section around 11 a.m.

Police found the man lying outside the tube with compound fractures to his arms and legs.

He was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of severe injuries. OSHA is investigating the incident.

Location of water tower in Berkeley Township
Location of water tower in Berkeley Township (Canva)

Man not identified

Aqua Water spokesman Patrick Wenger told New Jersey 101.5 the man was working for a company called U.S. Tank which was contracted for the project.

The man's identity was not disclosed by police or Aqua Water.

The tower is set back from the southbound side of Route 9.

Aqua Water on Friday morning did not respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for comment.

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