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Danville Utilities lineman burned while restoring power is in stable condition

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A Danville Utilities lineman that was burned while restoring power in Pittsylvania County is in stable condition, city officials said.

Officials said Jesse Flack was hurt on Sugartree Church Road around 11 a.m. Tuesday and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleague,” said Jason Grey, director of utilities. “There is nothing more important than the safety of our workers and this incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards we face in the work we do.”

The department will conduct an internal investigation into the incident and will work with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration throughout the investigation, according to Grey.

If you want to help Flack and his family, you can donate to their GoFundMe page here.


A Danville Utilities lineman was airlifted to the hospital after he was hurt while restoring power to customers on Tuesday morning in Pittsylvania County, city officials said.

Officials said the worker was hurt on Sugartree Church Road around 11 a.m.

The lineman was burned but officials said they don’t know the extent of their injuries. The worker was reportedly able to communicate with first responders before being airlifted to a trauma center.

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