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Electrical worker falls to death

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By Gayle Deaton

A 34-year-old man died after falling 30-feet from a bucket truck Monday in the 5500 block of Vigo Road in Bagdad.

The man, who has been identified Carroll Cosby, of Monticello, worked for Dobson Construction Co., a subcontracting company hired by Shelby Energy to help upgrade power lines in the Bagdad area.

Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton, who responded to the accident scene Monday afternoon, said Cosby was flown by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital Monday but died early Tuesday morning, apparently from the injuries sustained in the accident.

Shelby Energy is investigating the cause of the accident, Newton said.

According to witnesses at the scene, Cosby was in the bucket pulling electrical cord through a pulley-type device when the device snapped causing him to lose his balance and fall out of the bucket.