GEORGETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) - A Michigan man died from an accidental electrocution Tuesday morning while performing work at a Rumpke landfill in Georgetown, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a release.
Brown County dispatchers received a call about an electrocution at the Brown County Rumpke electric generating station around 7:49 a.m., the release says.
Deputies and members of Georgetown fire and EMS arrived at the scene to find 25-year-old Jory Vaness dead.
According to the release, witnesses said Vaness had been working on emissions testing equipment from a high lift when he accidentally swung into live power lines, fatally electrocuting him.
Rumpke said in a statement that Vaness was an employee for a third-party company.
The sheriff’s office says it will be investigating the incident with the Brown County Coroner’s Office as well as investigators from Rumpke and OHSA.