Robeson County lineman dies after possible electric shock

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A lineman may have been electrocuted while working Wednesday morning on Fire Tower Road off Wire Grass Road in the Fairmont area, according to Robeson County Sheriff Ken Sealey.

Officials said the lineman was working with East Coast Electric of Pembroke.

They said the man was taken to the hospital and later died.

His name has not been released.

Sealey added investigators are working to determine what happened, but it's likely the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be looking into the incident.

We'll continue to update this story as information comes in.

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