Water tank painter injured in fall

Worker not seriously hurt

Published On: Nov 09 2012 10:00:31 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 09 2012 02:16:03 PM EST
Water tank fall
LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. -

A man who was painting the inside of a Lauderdale Lakes water tank was injured in a fall Friday morning.

Authorities say Shabam El Siaby is from Baltimore and comes down here to paint.

He was working for Champion Painting of Fort Lauderdale.

According to the company's owner, Siaby fell only a few feet, but it appears he broke his foot.

Since he was unable to climb out of the tank, fire rescue was called to help get him out.