Arkansas lineman shocked in Ocilla

Georgia Power's president/CEO Paul Bowers said the entire regional has been impacted by Hurricane Irma. More than 1 million was without power during it peak Monday. Tuesday morning, 750,000 were without, Bowers said.

An Arkansas power worker was electrocuted while working on a power line in Ocilla Wednesday evening. 

The man was transported to the burn center in Augusta Thursday morning, according to Irwin County EMS Director Jerry Edwards.

We're still gathering details on this developing story. Check back later for updates.

According to Georgia Powers Spokesperson Holly Crawford, the man was part of the 8,000 personnel brought in to help with power restoration following Irma, but he was not a Georgia Power employee. 

Georgia Power released a statement regarding the incident, which says: “The injured lineman was not a Georgia Power employee. The safety of Georgia Power crews and all of the personnel working with us around the clock to restore power for customers following Hurricane Irma is our top priority. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the lineman.”

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