KEARNEY — Kurt Keaschall finally succumbed from the injuries he sustained last week after falling a height of 25 feet from the bucket of a Dawson Public Power District boom truck.
According to Sherman County Attorney Mark Eurek, he received the notification Tuesday morning that Keaschall, 46, of Pleasanton died at Kearney’s Good Samaritan Hospital. He has been confined in this hospital after the June 6th accident which occurred northwest of Hazard.
Robert Heinz, DPPD’s general manager speaking on behalf of the Dawson Public Power District employees said that they are deeply saddened by the passing of Kurtis Keaschall. They have lost a good man, a faithful friend and a highly respected co-worker. He will be greatly missed The executive and staff of Dawson Public Power District are offering prayers for this good man and sending their condolences and support to this family and friends.
Keaschall, a Ravenna native, was working in aerial device of the bucket truck removing hardware from power poles when the fiberglass bucket he was standing gave way and he fell 25 feet to the ground.
Another DPPD employee, two volunteer firefighters and some other persons were also working at the site when Keaschall fell.
Keaschall was employed DPPD for 26 years. He worked as a member of a construction crew based in Lexington; as a maintenance lineman based at the Kearney service center and was named chief area serviceman at the Ravenna service center in 2001.
The accident is still under investigation.
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