BURNSVILLE, N.C. – August 12, 2023 – A lineman in North Carolina died earlier this week after an accident on the job.
WBTV reported that Brian Blankenship with French Broad Electric was working on a utility pole last week when he contacted an energized line. Another lineman climbed the pole to get Blankenship, and other crew members worked to resuscitate him until paramedics arrived.
He was transported to the hospital but later died. Blankenship leaves behind a wife and three children.
“All of our employees are devastated by this loss for our family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and three children as well as his other family members,” French Broad Electric CEO Jeff Loven said.
Loven shared that Blankenship was a hardworking and dedicated employee.
“Brian was respected by everyone who knew him. His loss is immeasurable, and words cannot express how much we will all miss him,” Loven said.
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