Ice Storm Death Toll Rises

by Gabe Bullard on April 7, 2009

We reported today that the debris pickup in Louisville is a bigger job than previously thought.

The ice storm hit parts of the state even harder, and western Kentucky, the cleanup has been a bit more dangerous.

From the AP:

A WORKER REMOVING DEBRIS FROM AN ICE STORM WAS KILLED WHEN THE LIFT HE WAS STANDING IN CAME INTO CONTACT WITH A POWER LINE.

THE MESSENGER OF MADISONVILLE REPORTS 38-YEAR-OLD RAYMOND MORRIS WAS APPARENTLY ELECTROCUTED IN THE WEEKEND ACCIDENT.

PROVIDENCE ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF BRENT MCDOWELL SAYS MORRIS WAS ALOFT IN A SCISSORS TRUCK WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ABOUT 4:50 P.M. FRIDAY.

MORRIS WAS TRANSPORTED TO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. HOPKINS COUNTY CORONER DENNIS MAYFIELD SAID IT APPEARED 38-YEAR-OLD RAYMOND MORRIS HAD BEEN ELECTROCUTED. MORRIS, OF PROVIDENCE, WORKED FOR WARE TRUCKING.

THE DEATH WAS THE 37TH THAT KENTUCKY OFFICIALS SAY CAN BE

CONNECTED TO THE JANUARY ICE STORM.


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