The Times West Virginian

West Virginia

March 30, 2013

State logger fatally shocked

NEWTOWN — Authorities say a West Virginia logger has died after coming into direct contact with a power line.

Mingo County officials say 27-year-old Elbert Allen Hinkle of Beech Creek was shocked in a non-work-related accident near Newtown while taking his lunch break earlier this week.

WCHS-TV reported that was near the C&A Lumber job site when he was killed.

No other details on the accident were available.

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