Man who fell from power pole dies


November 29, 2016

A Sweet Home man died Saturday, Nov. 26, as a result of the injuries he sustained last week when he climbed a power pole in the 3700 block of Green River Road.

Kevin Bachand, 44, died in Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland from injuries he received after climbing a power pole on Nov. 21.

Sweet Home Police Department received a call on at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 from residents ithat a suspicious male had been walking around, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

When officers arrived at 4:47 a.m., they found Bachand, who had fallen from the pole and was lying on the ground.

“It appeared (Bachand...

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