Ice Storm Death Toll Rises
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.