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Elkhart Police investigating fatal workplace accident

ELKHART, Ind. -- Elkhart Police were called to investigate the death of an employee at a worksite Friday morning.

Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Hester Street around 9:30 a.m.

The 21-year-old victim was working on power lines in the area when he made contact with an active power line, according to the preliminary investigation

The victim died at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Indiana Michigan Power released the following statement:

On the morning of Friday, July 13, 2018 a Robert Henry Corporation contractor working in Elkhart with Indiana Michigan Power was fatally injured. The I&M family expresses our deepest condolences to the contractor’s friends and loved ones.

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