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UPDATE: NCSO identifies Monday's fatal lineman accident

UPDATE (Wednesday, May 1, 11:40 a.m.): Newton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Cortney Morrison identified Stinson John Lindsay as the male who was killed while working on a power pole on Dixie Road Monday. 

The 37-year-old had a Stone Mountain address. 

Cause and manner of death have been determined as multiple blunt force trauma from the fall. No electrocution was noted after an autopsy was performed. 


COVINGTON, Ga. - Medics and Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies are on scene after reports of a male being electrocuted while working on a power pole at 1520 Dixie Road, in Covington. 

According to an immediate statement from NCSO Sgt. Cortney Morrison around 10 a.m. Monday morning, the male is unconscious and not breathing. 


The Covington News will continue to update this story as information is received.