DOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A man has died from his injuries after walking into a swinging telephone pole on a job site in Dover Township, York County.
According to a report from the York County Coroner’s Office, Sean Blackmon, 54, was injured on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the intersection of West Canal Road and Intermediate Avenue in Dover Township. Blackmon had been working for Benfer Construction, which was contracted through BCI utilities, at the time of the incident.
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Blackmon had been working with a crew that was replacing a telephone pole in the area. According to the report, at approximately 5 p.m., Blackmon reportedly walked directly into the path of a swinging telephone pole. The pole impacted Blackmon’s right side and knocked him to the ground.
Blackmon was quickly transported to WellSpan York Hospital, where he received treatment. He died of his injuries six days later on Monday, Dec. 27. The incident has also been reported to OSHA by the coroner’s office.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 8 a.m at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The cause and manner of death are unknown at this time.
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