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Kingsport man electrocuted in SE Tennessee grain silo accident

July 3rd, 2014 8:58 am by Chattanooga Times Free Press

Kingsport man electrocuted in SE Tennessee grain silo accident

MCMINN COUNTY, TN — 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," Guy said.

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