Worker dies after being hit by telephone pole

Aimee Ambrose
York Dispatch

A construction worker died nearly a week after he was struck by a telephone pole at a job site in York County.

Sean Blackmon, 54, of no fixed address, was part of a Benfer Construction crew that was replacing a telephone pole at West Canal Road and Intermediate Avenue in Dover Township on Dec. 21.

Around 5 p.m. that day, Blackmon walked into the path of a swinging pole and was struck in the side. The blow knocked him to the ground and critically injured him, the York County Coroner’s Office said in a news release.

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Blackmon was taken to WellSpan York Hospital for treatment. He was there for about six days and died Monday, the release states.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday to confirm the cause and manner of death. No updates have yet been posted.

The construction crew had been contracted through BCI Utilities, the release states.

Northern York County Regional Police had responded to the scene and are investigating the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was also notified, the release states.

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