Man Fighting for His Life After Freak Accident

Officials say the man was operating a rig to move large utility poles Monday afternoon, when one of them fell, then bounced on him.

It happened at East Kentucky Power Cooperative in Clark County.
The worker was not employed by that company. Instead, he was a contractor from Jackson, Mississippi, employed by Irby Construction.

Both companies now say they'll investigate the incident.

After the accident, the man was airlifted to the UK Medical Center.
As of Monday evening, the man's name or condition had not been released.


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  • by Jill Halbert Location: Kearney Ne on Jun 13, 2007 at 03:42 AM
    My prayers go out this man his family and the guys that were with him when this terrible accident happened. My colleges at the Wingate wish the same.
  • by C Location: Winchester on Jun 12, 2007 at 08:12 AM
    Thoughts and Prayers for this Gentleman, and his family! May G-d Heal his body quickly, with minimal damage.

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