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Bluff City man killed in industrial accident

Staff Report • Mar 16, 2009 at 12:00 AM

According to a report by the Bristol Herald Courier, an employee at Line Power Manufacturing Corp. was killed Saturday in an accident that occurred while he was working on electrical equipment.Joel W. Gobble, 38, of Bluff City, Tenn., was pronounced dead at Bristol Regional Medical Center at 11 a.m., about three hours after the incident, said Randy Grimes, director of safety with Electro-Mechanical Corp., which owns Line Power.“We don’t know exactly what happened,” Grimes said. “The incident is under investigation by both us and the Virginia Department of Occupational Safety and Health. We can confirm that he was testing a piece of electrical equipment.”

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