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Southern Pine Electric worker dies after December injury

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Jeremy White was injured Dec. 12 while repairing a downed line in Simpson County near the town of Pinola. Jeremy White was injured Dec. 12 while repairing a downed line in Simpson County near the town of Pinola.

TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A Southern Pine Electric Power Association employee who was injured in December when he accidentally came in contact with a power line died Saturday.

Southern Pine general manager Donald Jordan says in a news release that 35-year-old Jeremy White died at the burn unit of the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Jordan says White, a journeyman lineman, was injured Dec. 12 while repairing a downed line in Simpson County near the town of Pinola.

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