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IA Man Killed When Ladder Touches Power Line

ARENZVILLE, IOWA — A 35-year-old Iowa man was electrocuted Wednesday while working near Arenzville in Morgan County.

Denver Smith of Des Moines came in contact with a live wire while standing on a ladder about 9:30 a.m., according to Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair.

He was installing equipment at the time.

Smith was pronounced dead about 10:30 a.m. at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Lair said. An autopsy is scheduled today at Memorial Medical Center.

Smith worked for the Des Moines-based Baker Group at Burris Seed Farms, which is outside Arenzville.

Story via SJ-R.com

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