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An man working for Otter Tail Power Co. was injured Wednesday morning while working on an above ground utility line in Nymore. JUSTIN GLAWE | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Lineman in good condition, company spokeswoman says

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BEMIDJI - Despite initial reports that an employee of Otter Tail Power Co. had been shocked while working on an active power line Monday morning, a representative of the company said the man had a "personal medical issue."

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Beltrami County emergency management director Beryl Wernberg confirmed the man had a medical issue unrelated to his work on the line, but that police and other emergency personnel discovered symptoms similar to being shocked when they arrived on scene.

Stephanie Hoff, a spokeswoman for Otter Tail said man's name would not be released by the company due to the fact that his injury was not work-related. Police have not yet made his name available either, but Hoff said he was in good condition.

Police and other emergency personnel were called at 11:02 a.m. to the intersection of First Street East and Pershing Avenue Southeast. 

A LifeFlight helicopter was sent from Nary, but was called off when paramedics arrived with the man at Sanford Medical in Bemidji. 

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Justin Glawe
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