KSP: Man Electrocuted Trying to Steal Copper

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Another person has died after apparently trying to steal copper from a utility pole.

Kentucky Sate Police in Pikeville say Chad Morris, 22, of Hatfield, was found dead Sunday on property owned by White Star Mining.

Troopers say it appears Morris was electrocuted after climbing a utility pole in an attempt to disconnect and remove wiring from a live line.

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