CORONER: Thomson worker electrocuted while working in gas station sign

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Early findings suggest the man, who was found dead inside a gas station sign, was possibly electrocuted after attempting to cut a wire.

Coroner Vernon Collins assisted the McDuffie County Coroner's Office Friday night when clerks at Love's Gas Station got a call from D&G Outdoor Lighting & Signs.

The D&G manager told Love's clerks his worker had never called him back. According to Coroner Collins, the worker talked to his boss just before 2 o'clock telling him he would call back after he fixed the sign. But, the boss did not hear from the worker again.

Coroner Collins tells News 12, the D&G boss checked the GPS tracker on the worker's truck which showed the truck never left Love's Gas Station. The boss called Love's to ask the clerks to go out and check the area.

The worker died in between the signage, after being electrocuted while trying cut a wire, Collins said. 

The body is being sent off to the crime lab to determine the official cause.

News 12 is working to confirm the victim's identity.

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