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Worker killed, another injured in SW Ohio accident

SOUTH LEBANON, Ohio — Authorities say an electric company lineman was killed and another was injured in an accident in southwest Ohio.

The Warren County coroner’s office said the Duke Energy workers apparently were removing some lines from a pole Thursday afternoon when the pole cracked at the base and came down, along with the workers.

Several other workers at the scene were able to get the pole off of them.

Worker Keith Jester was pronounced dead at a hospital. The other worker was flown to a hospital in Dayton and was expected to survive.

The workers were about 22 feet in the air when the accident occurred near South Lebanon, northeast of Cincinnati.

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