PRESS RELEASE: Cullman EC statement regarding electrical accident on Aug. 22, 2017
UPDATE (MON 8/28) - Cullman Electric Co-op extends its condolences to the family and friends of electrical lineman Holden Beck. He passed away this afternoon. We ask all co-op members to join us in continued prayer for his wife and children. A gofundme account has been established for anyone who would like to financially assist his family. www.gofundme.com/3f7vd-the-beck-family.
UPDATE (WED 8/23) — The accident is currently under investigation. The lineman is being treated at UAB in Birmingham. Because he is not a co-op employee, Cullman EC will not be releasing his name or any medical information. We can say that the injuries he suffered were severe and life-threatening, so please keep this lineman, his family, his co-workers and all of the medical staff providing treatment in your prayers.
CULLMAN EC PRESS RELEASE (TUES 8/22) — A lineman working for an independent contractor under contract with Cullman Electric Cooperative was involved in an electrical accident Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2017, near the Walter community in southeast Cullman County. The lineman was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Birmingham. The lineman was an employee of APL Power Services based in Chattanooga, TN. No additional information on the incident or the status of the injured lineman is available at this time. The thoughts and prayers of all Cullman Electric Cooperative employees go out to the lineman and his family.