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Man dies working on irrigator

ADEL, GA (WALB) -

A Cook County man was electrocuted while working on an irrigation pivot.

42-year-old Jeffrey Betts was working on the electrical system of a pivot on Crosby Road Sunday. He was standing on a large pipe that's part of the supply line and somehow fell into an electrical box.

Betts worked for Jimmy Allen with Pike Creek Turf. Allen found Betts and made the 911 call around 9:50 AM.

"He slipped off the supply line either tried to catch his fall, not really sure how it happened, but he made contact with a panel and was electrocuted," said Cook County Deputy Coroner Jamie Grimsley.

The deputy coroner says it was simply a tragic freak accident.


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