Power company employee killed in Armstrong County

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A journeyman lineman for Central Electric Cooperative was electrocuted early this morning while trying to repair a downed power line in Armstrong County, the coroner's office said.

Michael Eugene Over, 52, of New Bethlehem, Clarion County, was dispatched to 304 Mudd Lane in Perry to repair a power line that had been damaged by a fallen tree, according to county Deputy Coroner Brian Myers. Mr. Over had climbed the utility pole in a harness when a fellow employee saw the line arc. The employee rescued Mr. Over from the pole and performed CPR on him, Mr. Myers said.

He was pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m.

An autopsy completed later this morning showed that Mr. Over died due to accidental electrocution.

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First Published June 22, 2013 8:30 AM


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