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Third Electrical Worker Dies from Mountain Home Explosion

SEPTEMBER 15, 2004 - Posted at 7:21 a.m. CDT

 

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - A third electrical worker has died of injuries sustained in a transformer explosion two weeks ago in Baxter County.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jessie Zimmer of Mountain Home died Monday.  Four North Arkansas Electric Cooperative employees were injured when the transformer exploded.

The utility says 26-year-old Chris Hickman of Mountain Home has been released from a hospital.

The crew was preparing to move the transformer from a substation on Arkansas 201, north of Mountain Home, to another location when it exploded.

The cause of the explosion hasn't been determined.

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