Lineman killed after fall from utility pole

7:07 PM, Jan 16, 2012   |    comments
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SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A lineman working on a utility pole died Monday when he fell 55 feet to his death.

Sgt. Chris Handiman from the Saco Police Department tells NEWS CENTER that the lineman, who was working for Hawkeye, Inc., fell from the pole off the Boom Road just before 4:00pm.

Officials are not yet releasing the man's name, but they do say he was 44-years-old and from Maine.

Police also say it appears all the proper safety equipment was being used, and the investigation continues into what exactly went wrong. OSHA has been notified of the accident.

Hawkeye, Inc. is based in New York.


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