OAKVALE, WV (WVNS) — One man died while working on a powerline in the Oakvale area of Mercer County on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

According to West Virginia State Police, they received a report of a “workplace accident” on Kellysville road around 11:30 AM. Once on scene, Troopers found Daniel McGrath, 24, of Beckley had died while working.

Oakvale Volunteer Fire Department, WV State Police, Princeton Rescue Squad were all on scene.

Phil Moye, the Director of Communications with Appalachian Power said this was not an incident involving the company. A crew was just called to the scene to provide any assistance necessary.

No further information is being released at this time.

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