SWEPCO worker dies on the job

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AEP SWEPCO has confirmed the Tuesday death of a  lineman while working alone in a residential neighborhood.

William “Tommy” Lawrence, 42, of Benton had worked for SWEPCO for 22 years.  He leaves behind a wife and two children.

SWEPCO did not release the location of the neighborhood, nor the circumstances surrounding the accident. 

The cause of death is under investigation.

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