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4-County Lineman Recovering Following Accident

June 22, 2011

A 4-County lineman is recovering in a Jackson area hospital after an electrical accident Wednesday.
The lineman was injured while working in Clay County Wednesday morning and was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was later transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Brandon for observation. He is alert and conscious and was taken to the burn center as a precaution.
4-County CEO/General Manager Joe Cade said the cooperative’s focus is on the injured lineman.
“The thoughts and prayers of cooperative employees are with our co-worker. Certainly, we are praying for his speedy recovery. Our linemen place themselves in intense working conditions each and every day and we appreciate them so much,” Cade said.
Safety, he added, is and has always been a top priority for the cooperative.
Jon Turner, manager of public relations and marketing, said the lineman and his crew were putting up a new service line in the Una Community and 4-County officials believe he came into brief contact with a live line.
“He seems to be doing well,” Turner said. “We always investigate incidents like this and try to take precautions for our linemen when they're working out in the field.”

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