Two Alabama electric company employees killed while on duty
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Two electric company employees contracted to work with Alabama Power were killed while working on storm restoration
ADGER, Ala. (AP) — Two electric company employees contracted to work with Alabama Power were killed while working on storm restoration, according to the company.
WBMA-TV reports that the Pike Electric workers were on duty near an inter- section in Adger, about 23 miles (37 kilometers) southwest of Birmingham, just before noon when the accident happened, accord- ing to the The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
Pike Electric spokesman James Banner said the company is “interviewing the crew and just doing a full investigation.” He added that the company was praying for the victims’ families.
Banner said he wasn’t sure what the workers were doing when the acci- dent happened, but that “it’s normal course of work for us to do work for Alabama Power.”
The coroner’s office said the cause of death could take from 4 to 6 weeks to determine.
The identities of the two employees will not be released until after their next of kin is notified.