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OH Man Killed in Electrical Accident by Power Line

NORWALK, OHIO – An athlete with a sturdy build, Kevin Meyer loved hunting and fishing and dreamed of becoming a game warden.

It seems only fitting that a scholarship in his honor should benefit high school athletes with similar interests, his family said.

The 26-year-old was on the job for Norwalk-based Lake Erie Construction Co. in June, removing old guardrail posts on U.S. 30 in Stark County when he came in contact with a boom truck that touched a live power line.

He was electrocuted, pronounced dead later that day at a Canton hospital.

Four months later, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to examine whether the company violated safety standards that may have contributed to his death.

That investigation could take up to six months, typical of cases involving a fatality, an OSHA spokesman said Friday.

Although the field investigation is complete and no citations have been issued, the case is still under review, said Rob Medlock, director of OSHA’s Cleveland office.

Story Via Sandusky Register

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