- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - An autopsy will determine how a Greenwood Utilities lineman died while working on an underground transmission line.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/187PIV2 ) that 47-year-old Sean Wheat was pronounced dead Wednesday at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders says Thursday that an autopsy will be performed in Jackson.

Tony Sinclair, chief executive officer of the city-owned utility company, says it appears Wheat died of an “electrical contact injury.”

Wheat was working at a site that’s outside the city limits but within the service area of the municipal utility.



Sinclair says Wheat had worked more than 23 years as a lineman for Greenwood Utilities.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, https://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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