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B&G Electric Worker Electrocuted near COP Borger

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    Woker electrocuted near COP Borger Refinery
    Jan 23, 2012

    A 19-year-old Fritch man was electrocuted and died while working on overhead power lines near the ConocoPhillips refinery at Borger, the Hutchinson County Sheriffs Office said.

    About 10 a.m., Anthony Manzella was standing in a cherry-picker bucket on a service truck repairing a line feeding privately owned oil wells behind the plant when he was electrocuted, Chief Deputy James Qualls said. Crew members working with Manzella called 911. Qualls said Manzella did not fall from the bucket.

    A justice of the peace pronounced Manzella dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy, Qualls said. The autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.

    Manzella worked for B&G Electric Company of Borger, Qualls said. The sheriffs office was investigating the incident.

    B&G management declined to comment on the incident.

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