A Germantown man was killed in a work-related accident Thursday morning in Alhambra.
According to Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, Geoffrey L. Walthes, 34, was working for a waterproofing contractor at the former bank building at East Main and Wall streets.
Nonn said that Walthes was working on top of scaffolding when he came into contact with live power lines and subsequently fell to the ground.
The Alhambra Fire Department and Alhambra-Hamel Emergency Medical Service was called at 9:19 a.m. and initiated emergency care. Walthes was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, where he was pronounced dead at 10:38 a.m.
An autopsy is planned for later today to further clarify the cause of death. Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs will also be performed. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified and is investigating the incident as well.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nordike Funeral Home.