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November 9, 2017

2 works dead after helicopter fall

SULPHUR, La. (AP) — Two California contractors are dead after falling from a helicopter in southwest Louisiana.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Myers says it happened about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sulphur. Myers says both men were working on electrical lines from a helicopter when apparently their safety harness rubbed against the lines, causing it to snap and causing them to fall about 100 feet to the ground.

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