AT&T employee killed, shocked when bucket truck hits live powerline, Henry County fire official says

  • Source: WXIA-TV NBC 11 Atlanta
  • Published: 08/04/2022 12:00 AM

An AT&T truck operator was electrocuted Wednesday morning after coming into contact with live power lines in an Ellenwood neighborhood, according to an investigation by the Henry County Fire Department. The man was found lying on the ground on fire after another crewmen heard an explosion and ran toward the scene, Cpt. Ralph Fench said. Witnesses told authorities that the victim was attempting to stow the bucket back into the bed of the truck before he was electrocuted. AT&T began working at 8:15 a.m., Fench said, running fiber optics cable through a neighborhood before the accident took place at approximately 11:30 a.m. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our employee in this tragic accident and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues," an AT&T spokesperson said in a statement.


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