FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee Valley Authority worker was electrocuted at Wilson Dam, a hydroelectric facility in northwest Alabama.
TVA officials identified the worker as 51-year-old Wendell Smith of Florence, who died Monday.
The TimesDaily reports (bit.ly/23rbShF) that Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley pronounced Smith dead at the scene. Utley said Smith died from accidental electrocution.
TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said it happened in the powerhouse, and that TVA officials are investigating the cause.
Brooks said Smith worked 26 years as a hydro technician.