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Man Killed in Metro-East Work Accident

A work-related accident has killed a man in Madison County, Illinois on Thursday. The accident happened around 9:19 a.m. in Alhambra when a worker was electrocuted. The worker, 34-year-old Geoffrey L. Walthes from Germantown was working at a construction worksite near the intersection of East Main Street and Wall Street when he came into contact with a live power line. As soon as contact was made, Walthes fell off a scaffolding and onto the ground below. An ambulance transported him to the emergency room in Highland where at 10:38 a.m. he was pronounced deceased. Steve Nonn, the Madison County Coroner,...

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