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Linton Man Killed At WIN Energy
Updated January 2, 2017 3:25 PM
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(FARMERSBURG) - An employee with WIN Energy was killed on Wednesday, December 28th after responding to a power outage in Sullivan County.

The Sullivan County Coroner identified the victim as 46-year-old Ray Lockhart of Linton.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on County Road 1100 North in Farmersburg.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Department says the utility and state safety regulators will investigate why the downed line still had power and whether proper safety procedures were followed.

Police say Lockhart was apparently electrocuted when he reached for a wire that was not supposed to be live.

According to the police, the line that had caused the electrocution wasn't supposed to have power running in it. When the utility worker, picked it up, it electrocuted him.

A spokesman for WIN Energy says the cause of death is undetermined at this time and that the investigation is ongoing.

Vincennes-based WIN Energy REMC says Lockhart was an experienced line specialist who had worked for the electric utility for 3.5 years.

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