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Mississippi utility worker killed while repairing storm damage

The worker was killed while repairing a power line, officials said.

Posted: Apr. 4, 2018 7:29 AM
Updated: Apr. 4, 2018 12:24 PM

PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss (WTVA) - A utility worker was killed while repairing damage left behind by Tuesday night's severe storms, officials said Wednesday. 

Prentiss County Electric Power Association General Manager Ronnie Rowland tells the Associated Press 36-year-old Jamie Guin died.

Rowland says Guin was a 13-year employee who appears to have touched a power line on which a tree had fallen, mistakenly believing it was de-energized.

Prentiss County is in east Mississippi about 45 miles from Colbert County, Ala.

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