Duke Energy working to determine cause of accident that killed employee

UNION TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Duke Energy worker is dead and a second is injured after falling from a power pole on Thursday afternoon.

A Duke spokesperson says the incident happened at the intersection of Stubbs Mill Road and Mason Morrow Millgrove Road in Union Township.

Officials say that the two fell about 20 feet with the pole falling on top of them.

The worker killed has been identified as Keith Jester.

Duke Energy released a statement on Friday morning regarding the accident:

"Duke Energy extends its deepest sympathies to our fallen colleague and his family, friends and co-workers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our injured employee as well and his family."

Duke Energy Spokesperson Sally Thelen said the company will continue to work with authorities to determine how the accident happened.

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