MLGW lineman fatally injured when pole falls

MILLINGTON, TN (WMC-TV) – An MLGW lineman was killed Tuesday while working in Millington.

Utility officials said the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday while crews were performing routine maintenance.

Reginald Payne, 42, was fatally injured when part of a pole fell and struck him.

Meanwhile, a second employee was transported to The MED.

Officials said Tuesday's accident was the first on-the-job death for MLGW since 2002.

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