Taylorsville Man Falls While Hanging Lights

Taylorsville Man Falls While Hanging Lights

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- A Taylorsville man was taken to the hospital over the weekend after he fell off a ladder while hanging Christmas lights.

It happened yesterday afternoon in the 5000 South block of Cheerful Drive (1490 West).

Unified Fire Authority Captain Mike Kelsey says the man, in his 50s or 60s, was standing at or near the top of the ladder, hanging lights from his roof, when he fell about ten feet.

Authorities say this is the second time this year someone has fallen off a ladder while trying to hang Christmas lights.

Last month, a 48-year-old West Point man died from injuries he sustained after falling nearly 20 feet from the top rung of a ladder while hanging Christmas lights.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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