Utility worker dies in accident while trying to restore power

Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 3:54 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 11:09 AM EST
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HALIFAX, Vt. (WCAX) - Police are investigating the death of a Green Mountain Power lineworker in Vermont.

It happened Thursday at about 11 a.m. on Reed Hill Road in Halifax.

Vermont State Police say Lucas Donahue, 41, of Colrain, Massachusetts, was working to restore power after trees fell on the wires.

Investigators say Donahue was seriously injured and died at the scene. They say his death was accidental and is not suspicious.

In a statement, Kristin Carlson of Green Mountain Power said: “This is a very sad time, and we are focused on doing all we can to support Luke’s family and everyone at GMP who is grieving this unimaginable loss. Luke brought positivity and a lighthearted attitude where ever he went. He was working in the field to serve customers during last week’s windstorm when a tree fell. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community for Luke, his family, and his GMP teammates. We are especially grateful for the first responders. We are holding Luke and all of his loved ones in our hearts.