Electric Lineman Shocked In Bertie County

An electric lineman is in a Norfolk hospital after being shocked while on the job Wednesday in Bertie County.

Company officials say Chad Simmons was seriously injured when he came in contact with a live wire around noon. Simmons, who works for Roanoke Electric Cooperative of Ahoskie, was in a bucket truck in the Aulander area when the accident happened, according to cooperative vice president Marshall Cherry.

Simmons, who is in his mid-20's, has been with the company for the past five years. The accident remains under investigation.


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  • by Miss Gina Location: Windsor on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM
    Hey Jackie, our thoughts and prayers go out to ya'll. Hope Chad is doing well!
  • by anonymous Location: greenville on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:37 AM
    my son is an electric lineman, these guys do not get the credit they deserve for such a dangerous job. People take electricity for granted until they dont have any.... prayers for this young man and his family..... And also wanted to say that all the lineman I know love their job, wouldnt do anything else and are very smart guys.... Hopefully this young man will get to work again in his chosen profession. Praying for you.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM
    Hey man I hope you can read this or someone read it to you along with the other posts and comments. I will say a prayer for you and hope that you will be better quick. Get back on your feet - You guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Smitty xlineman Location: Tideland emc on Feb 9, 2012 at 05:24 PM
    Heart felt feelings for Chad and family, sorry brother! May you and your family have guick recovery!

    ONCE A LINEMAN, ALWAYS
    A LINEMAN!
  • by gypsy's gmama Location: enc on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:01 PM
    Poor fellow. Praying for you and your family.
  • by Rudy Location: Bertie on Feb 9, 2012 at 01:17 PM
    Prayers for Chad and his family. I've known chad since helping coach him in football. He was and is a good young man.
  • by Electricman Location: NC on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    May God speed your recovery brother. You have a long road but you are not alone.
  • by Maeann on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    Praying for you Chad.
  • by anonymus Location: greenville on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    God be with you. you will be in our prayers.
  • by Christian Location: Bertie County on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    Praying for you Chad and your family. God is a miracle worker and he answers prayers. He answered two for me this week. God loves you and he is there with you.
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