One man dead, another injured after being shocked while trimming trees

Townsend, TN – 57-year-old John F. Adams was killed and a second man, 34-year-old Jeremy R. Logan, was injured after receiving an electrical shock while trimming trees Friday morning. Witnesses told investigators Adams was trying to reposition a ladder in the backyard when it came in contact with overhead power lines.

Adams was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital in an ambulance where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Jeremy Logan was taken by private vehicle to Blount Memorial Hospital and is currently receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

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