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Lyle Fontenot Worker Identified as Lineman Killed in Electrocution Accident on Cooper Street in Welsh

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Lyle Fontenot Killed in Welsh Work Accident at Cooper Street

Welsch, Louisiana (April 26, 2020) – A lineman working on an electrical line was  killed in an electrocution accident on Tuesday in Welsh.

The deadly incident happened at Cooper Street, north of the railroad tracks on Tuesday, April 22.

Authorities said Lyle Fontenot, a long-time worker for the Town of Welsh, was working in a bucket truck when he touched an electrical line and was electrocuted.

Fontenot was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The incident is under investigation.

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