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Fairview, OK, employee dies in accident

Lineman Matthew Meister, 25, was installing an electric meter at a church when he died.
BY MATT PATTERSON Published: September 16, 2010
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A Fairview city worker was killed in an electrical accident Monday, city officials said.

Matthew Meister, 25, a lineman for the municipal electric services, died while installing an electric meter at the Mennonite Brethren Church.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation but authorities think Meister slipped while working and fell onto a set of wires, Fairview City Manager Dale Sides said.

"Nobody knows what happened for sure since there was no one there when it happened," Sides said. "He could have slipped, but that's pure speculation at this point."

Sides said Meister was well-liked by co-workers.

"He was a good guy, one of those that brought a little excitement to the work field," Sides said.

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