MLGW investigates after employee dies after electrical contact

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Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 2:20 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2022 at 9:20 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) is investigating after a troubleshooter was killed on the job Friday morning.

MLGW confirmed that the incident took place at Lamar Avenue near Tuggle Road.

Police confirmed that at 10:22 a.m., officers responded to a man-down call in the area where a man was reportedly working from a vehicle when he fell.

On Saturday afternoon, MLGW confirmed that the incident was the result of an electrical contact.

Police say the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

MLGW released the following statement:

The matter is under investigation.

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