Death of utility contractor under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

The Thursday afternoon death of a utility contractor working in Spalding County is under investigation.

Officials of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Spalding County Coroner’s Office and Spalding County Fire Department are at the scene of what was reported as a potential industrial incident on Newnan Road.

Due to the circumstances, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has also been notified.

“We were dispatched to the 2600 block of Newnan Road about a possible accident or medical emergency involving a Comcast worker in a bucket truck. Medical personnel arrived on the scene and found the patient unresponsive. He is deceased at the scene and the scene has been turned over to our Criminal Investigation Division, and OSHA has been notified, along with the Fire Department, which is out at the scene, as well,” said SCSO Capt. Dwayne Jones.

The public is being advised to avoid the area.

“Traffic is going to have to be rerouted as a result of this because the scene has been secured so we can conduct the investigation,” Jones said. “Our thoughts and prayers obviously go to the gentleman’s family. I don’t have any other details concerning the cause of his death. I’m sure the investigation will reveal that once complete.”

 

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