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Lineman dies in accident at CAEC operations center

From Staff Reports

PRATTVILLE—A tragic accident occurred at Central Alabama Electric Cooperative’s West Operations Center (located in Verbena) on Aug. 17 that took the life of Journeyman Lineman Boyd Hodge. Hodge was a 24-year veteran with CAEC, beginning his career on Jan. 8, 1996. At this time, the accident is under investigation, and no further information is available.

Grief counseling is being made available to employees. The cooperative is grieving with the Hodge family at this tremendous loss.

CAEC is a not for profit, member-owned electric distribution utility serving more than 42,000 meters in a 10-county area of central Alabama just north of Montgomery. The cooperative’s service area covers most of the rural areas of Autauga, Elmore, Coosa and Chilton counties as well as members in Tallapoosa, Talladega, Bibb, Perry, Dallas and Lowndes counties.