The man was working on a line when he was electrocuted and fell.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Utility worker electrocuted in Newton County

A utility worker was electrocuted Monday while on the job in Covington, authorities confirmed. 

The man was working on a power line on Dixie Road about 10 a.m. when he was electrocuted and fell, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office told Channel 2 Action News. 

No other details were released. 

The road is blocked while authorities investigate the incident. 

We’re working to learn more. 

— Please return to AJC.com for updates. 

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One local police department wants to use radar, cameras and automatic license plate readers near schools.

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