Man killed while hanging holiday lights

Man killed while hanging holiday lights

There are 6 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Nov 22, 2008, titled Man killed while hanging holiday lights. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

A Trafalgar man decorating for the holidays was electrocuted after touching a power line with his ladder.

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#1 Nov 23, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this man,i'm so sorry you have to deal with such a tragedy in this time of year,but on the upside you know he's up there watchin everyone else in the world putting up lights and he'll be the angel on someone else's shoulder to protect them from that ever happening to them.
You know also he's smilin sayin darn,well i'm up here with the lord and it's light enuf up here.

Lexington, KY

#2 Nov 23, 2008
It's sad. Our thoughts are with his family.

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Nov 24, 2008
That is horrible. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I guess you never know when it is your time. God has a plan for everyone.

Since: Jul 08

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Nov 24, 2008
Some people say that bloggers aren't true journalists because they don't have the same standards for sources. I'm willing to bet that your average blogger wouldn't publish something written as poorly as this.
Shorty Hatley CLCP

Burleson, TX

#5 Dec 1, 2008
This is a sad story but there is a statement in this article I must reply too. I work for an Electric Cooperative in Texas and the statement about using a fiberglass ladder is good advice but just because it is fiberglass may lead people to believe it is safe. This is incorrect!!!!! Unless the fiberglass is die-electic tested it has the possibility to conduct electricity. The statement about staying away from powerlines is the best thing to do. Always look up and be aware of your surroundings.


“Release the mind”

Since: Oct 07


#6 Dec 1, 2008
Hello wrote:
That is horrible. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I guess you never know when it is your time. God has a plan for everyone.
Tragedy, yes. But to say this is part of some "plan" is absurd.

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