College student in Iowa dies after climbing turbine.
Robert May, 59, was enrolled in the wind energy and turbine technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College. On his second day as a student, May lost consciousness while ascending the turbine. Staff and students quickly administered CPR, but May died at a local hospital.
May had been laid off from a Maytag plant and was seeking new skills, college officials said.
College president Valerie Newhouse expressed sadness at the death and thanked students, staff and emergency workers for a quick response.
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|Publication:||Community College Week|
|Date:||Sep 21, 2009|
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