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CAFB contractor dies from electrocution


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An contractor died of electrocution Tuesday afternoon while working on Columbus Air Force Base.  


Hubert Layman McBrayer, 64, of Guin, Ala., was working as a self-employed contractor on CAFB when the accident occurred around noon.  


Coroner Greg Merchant said McBrayer was in a bucket truck working on electrical wire approximately 40 feet off the ground. Merchant said McBrayer touched a live wire and was electrocuted. He died instantly.




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