Cushing Man Killed In Work Related Accident - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

04/17/06 - Panola County

Cushing Man Killed In Work Related Accident

A Cushing man was killed Saturday while repairing a power outage in Panola County. The body of Stephen Kent Smith, 43, was found lying at the base of a utility pole on Panola County Road 166 near state highway 315.

Smith was a lineman for the Rusk County Electric Co-op and had worked for the company for almost 25 years. A landowner called 9-1-1 after hearing the accident that is still under investigation by the co-op. A justice of the peace has ordered an autopsy.

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