Kingsport man electrocuted at McMinn County farm

Kingsport man electrocuted at McMinn County farm

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A Kingsport man died early Wednesday morning after being electrocuted on a McMinn County farm. (source: McMinn County Sheriff's Office) A Kingsport man died early Wednesday morning after being electrocuted on a McMinn County farm. (source: McMinn County Sheriff's Office)
ETOWAH (WATE) - A Kingsport man died early Wednesday morning when he was electrocuted on a McMinn County farm.

McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy said Billy L. Dougherty, 63, an employee of Koch Foods, was unloading grain into a silo at a farm on County Road 609 around 8:45 a.m.

Sheriff Guy says Dougherty was trying to blow feed grain from his tanker truck into a feed silo when the boom came in contact with some power lines.

"The end of the truck tanker where Mr Dougherty was working quickly burst into flames and persons on the scene were unable to remove the victim," said Guy.

Englewood and Etowah Rural Fire Departments, along with AMR EMS, responded along with the sheriffs office.

 
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