Local man killed in out-of-state electrical accident

Carol Townsend

A rural Galva man was killed July 3 while working on an electrical job in Kirksville, Mo.

Ben Collins, 32, died from an electrical accident that happened while he was working for through Timberlyn  Lighting of Geneseo. Collins had only worked for the company four months, according to a family member.

He was taken to a medical center in Kirksville where he was pronounced dead.

According the Kirksville Express newspaper, Collins was killed in the Wal-Mart Supercenter early July 3 while working on electrical components in the store.

Adair County Coroner, Brian Noe said Collins was electrocuted about 1 a.m. Thursday. Noe said an autotopsy was scheduled for Friday.