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Kingsport man electrocuted while loading grain into silo in McMinn County

July 2nd, 2014 8:25 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport man electrocuted while loading grain into silo in McMinn County

MCMINN COUNTY, Tenn. — A man was electrocuted Wednesday morning while unloading grain into a silo.

Billy L. Dougherty, 63, of Kingsport, was unloading grain into a silo at a farm on McMinn County Road 609 when he was killed, according a news release from McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy.

"Based on the initial investigation, it appears Mr Dougherty was attempting to blow feed grain from his tanker truck into a feed silo when the truck's boom came in contact with some power lines," said Sheriff Guy.

Read the full report on the Chattanooga Times Free Press website.

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