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Lucas City Employee Electrocuted

KSAL StaffJune 12, 2014

A 65-year-old City of Lucas employee has died after being electrocuted Wednesday morning.

His name has not yet officially been released due to the process of notifying the family.

The man was severely shocked Wednesday morning while working on power lines in the 500 Block of South Wolf Street in Lucas. He was transported by Russell County EMS ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital where he died.

Lucas Mayor Jennifer Bates told KRSL Radio in Russell it was a tragic accident that has shaken her small community. “He was a friend, a neighbor and much more than just a city employee; he was a valuable part of this community,” Bates said. “We are devastated.”

According to Bates, the man had been with the city for many years.

An investigation into the cause of the electrocution is ongoing with the Kansas Department of Labor.

Story by David Elliott / KRSL Radio

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