Jan 6, 2015 2:56 PM by News Staff
A contractor was killed Tuesday when he came into contact with a power line while making repairs on equipment at the Sierra Pacific Industries mill in Acata.
According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened a little before 9:15 a.m. when a 64-year-old contractor, who was conducting tests and repairs on equipment at the facility likely came into contact with a power line.
The coroner's office is currently withholding the man's name until his family has been notified.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation.