MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A utility worker was killed Tuesday afternoon while restoring power near Holly Springs, Mississippi.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department said a utility worker was electrocuted on Taska Road in Marshall County but did not release any other details.
WREG spoke to the worker’s brother, who said his name was Henry Watson Sr. James Stinson said Watson had worked for the Holly Springs Utility Department for about five years
“They told me he was working on the lines. I guess he touched a live wire. That is all I Know,” said Stinson.
Watson leaves behind a son and several siblings. Stinson said he would be missed by many.
“We were a close-knit family,” said Stinson.
We contacted the Holly Springs Utility Department to find out how this might have happened but were referred to the mayor’s office.
So far, we have not heard back from the mayor.