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Graphic photos: Forklift operator electrocuted in south Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 24-year-old Cheatham County man was killed Friday morning after he accidentally touched some electrical wires with the forklift he was operating.

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The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. at Green Enterprises, located 607 Bass Street near Greer Stadium in south Nashville.

Fire officials said the victim, Brandon Walker, of Chapmansboro, was moving a large tarp when the electrical wires were hit.

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"He was pulling up a tarp, and a fairly large tarp, into the dumpster and he hit the power line," said Tom Shadwick, Acting District Chief for the Nashville Fire Department.

Officials said Walker was electrocuted after jumping to the ground from the seat of the forklift.

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"Apparently he had hit a power line and it was live and when he got on the ground, made complete contact an
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Added: Sep-12-2009 
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