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    News Digest 8-10-2022

    AT&T worker killed when truck hits power lines

    • An AT&T employee in Georgia was electrocuted when a bucket truck came in contact with some powerlines.
    • The worker, who officials say worked for the company for 24 years, has not been identified.
    • The Henry County fire marshal said the employee was trying to stow the bucket in the bed of the truck when the bucket came into contact with the powerlines.
    • AT&T said that its crews are working with the police in the investigation.

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    Los Angeles dies when unloading equipment

    • A worker was killed while apparently unloading heavy equipment from a truck at a construction site in the South Los Angeles area.
    • Information was not immediately available on the identity of the man, who was pronounced dead when firefighters arrived at the scene and OSHA is investigating.
    • The man apparently was unloading a “skid steer loader” from the truck when he became trapped beneath it, the LAFD reported.
    • A skid steer loader is an item of industrial equipment with hydraulic lifting arms, often used in grading projects.

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    Amazon employee seriously injured in Pennsylvania

    • An Amazon employee was seriously injured in a crash at a Carlisle, Pa., warehouse.
    • The crash happened while the employee was doing routine work on a powered industrial truck at a fulfillment center in South Middleton Township.
    • The employee was the only one injured in the crash and was taken to a local hospital after a crash involving another industrial truck.
    • OSHA and Amazon are investigating the crash, which could take up to six months to complete.

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    Indiana Walmart employee is attacked with a machete

    • A man stole a machete from Walmart, then used it to attack an employee in the parking lot, according to investigators in Elkhart, about 160 miles north of Indianapolis.
    • Investigators say the suspect had entered the Walmart, grabbed a machete, hid it in his backpack, and headed out into the parking lot.
    • The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Elkhart resident Lincoln Leuchtner, called an employee over to him and then attacked before later being arrested.
    • The worker, who police said is a man in his early 30s, was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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