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Injured power line worker recuperating
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A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

According to reports, Marty Seckinger, a longtime Georgia Power crew member, was shocked while working on power lines on Cedar Street around 5 p.m. He may have hit by lightning.

“We haven’t determined that,” said John Kraft, Georgia Power senior spokesman. “There are some persistent questions whether it was lightning or the power line that caused it. We have not yet been able to determine the cause of the accident. We know there was lightning in the area that afternoon.”

Kraft said the worker — the company has not released his name — was a longtime employee and very experienced.

“He is very well-trained and has spent many years with the company,” the spokesman said.

Kraft could not confirm if Seckinger had been transferred to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, but acknowledged he was recuperating and many fellow Georgia Power employees are with him.

“We appreciate all the outpouring of support people have expressed,” Kraft said.