Omaha man dies after fall at Iowa casino

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February 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An Omaha man has died from injuries sustained in a fall at a Council Bluffs casino. The 62-year-old man fell Friday afternoon at Ameristar Casino-Hotel. Council Bluffs Emergency Medical Service Operations Manager Rick Benson said that the man was going from the second floor to the third floor of the casino on an escalator when he stumbled and fell over a railing, dropping 20 to 25 feet to the first floor. The man was taken to an Omaha hospital, where he died. Benson declined to release the man’s name.