Man Falls To His Death From High Voltage Tower

A terrible accident killed a worker in Mercer County after he fell 80 feet to his death.

Investigators say he was working on a high voltage tower at the Kentucky Utilities E.W. Brown plant when the accident happened Tuesday morning. That's near Shakertown.

The Boyle County Coroner identified the victim as 42-year-old Timothy R. Barker of Morehead. We're told he's been in this line of work for nearly 18 years.

The coroner says he didn't know what caused Barker to fall, but says he fell between 80 and 90 feet, hitting the tower on the way down. There's no word on whether or not safety equipment was being used.

Barker worked for B & B Electric.

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