The call came from a location near S. Dairy Ashford and Alief Clodine at about 11:10am. The Houston Fire Department says several contract workers were pulling equipment up a 250-foot water tower when a wind gust caused their wire to come in contact with a live electrical wire.
As a result, HFD says the water tower became energized. One individual was within a safe distance from the ground and jumped from the tower.
The fire department says four contract workers remained on top of the tower until the power company de-energized the tower. HFD assisted them down from the tower. All five workers were in stable condition and transported for observation to local hospitals.