For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 5, 2004
Michael Boxley, 47, a veteran Pepco overhead lineman, died late Monday in Washington Hospital Center from injuries sustained during an on-the-job accident that occurred Sunday, the company announced today.
"We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort to Mike's family," said Pepco President Bill Sim. "Mike was a senior member of our line mechanic team who was dedicated to keeping the lights on for our customers. His death is a terrible loss not only to his family but to our entire company."
Mike, a 17-year Pepco employee, was assigned to the company's Forestville Service Center in Prince George's County. He was completing repairs atop a 13,000-volt distribution pole in a residential neighborhood in Landover, Md., when he came in contact with a live wire. An assistant on the ground called for help immediately.
Fire and rescue personnel along with coworkers from Forestville came to Mike's aid and he was flown to the hospital where doctors performed surgery in an effort to save his life.
The accident remains under investigation.
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About Pepco: Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers electricity to 725,000 customers in the District of Columbia and suburban Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland.
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