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Lineman in good condition, company spokeswoman says

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

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."

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. 

Justin Glawe
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