Man electrocuted while working on sewer system in Plaquemine Thursday
PLAQUEMINE- A Jack Miller Landing employee is dead after being electrocuted Thursday evening.
Casey Collins and Glen Patrick, the owner of the company, were in the process of installing a pipe for an above-the-ground sewer system. The two men were both doing work from a man-lift machine.
According to Iberville Sheriff's Deputy Ronnie Hebert, Collins maneuvered the joy stick in the wrong direction causing him to make contact with a power line he hadn't noticed. Collins suffered serious burns as a result.
Immediately after the incident, the owner called 911 and paramedics performed CPR on the worker, but Collins was pronounced dead a short while later.
Officials believe he died immediately after making contact with the wire.
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