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Lineman Killed While Cleaning Up North County Storm Damage

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Cleanup begins in Hazelwood (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

Cleanup begins in Hazelwood (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – An official with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1439 has confirmed that one of the union’s lineman was killed this morning while helping to restore power to north St. Louis County.

The union’s Facebook page indicates the deceased is Dave Burns, 51. He made electrical contact while working on the pole and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A union representative called Burns “an intelligent man” and added that it is “a sad day.”

Ameren Missouri officials released a statement Thursday afternoon saying the incident occurred at 10:30 Thursday morning “during storm restoration efforts.” The company says Burns was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“The Ameren family of employees offer heartfelt sympathy and support to the family and loved ones of our co-worker,” the company said.

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