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UPDATE:

SPRINGHILL, La. - Names of the city of Springhill worker who died and the other one who was injured Wednesday while hanging Christmas lights have been released.

Clifton Lawson died after he reportedly came in contact with an electrical line. His co-worker, Trenandez Frazier, survived the shock and was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, where he was still being treated Thursday. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

SPRINGHILL, La. - A Webster Parish town mourns the death of one city worker and hoping for the recovery for another.

The two men were shocked after coming in contact with a power line while putting up Christmas lights in Springhill.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon in a park, which is next to City Hall.

Mayor Ray Huddleston said the injured man is doing well.

"The other one is in the hospital and going to be all right," Huddleston said. "I went over there last night and stayed with him. It hurts. It's really hurtful. It really is. We were a close-knit company and this really hurts. It's just like family."

People in Springhill said they were hurt to hear what happened.

"Just terrible," said Gracie Oliver. "I mean, just for it to happen here, a little accident like this. But it's just sad, very sad."

Both men were taken to Springhill Medical Center, where one worker was pronounced dead. The second worker was taken to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

Officials have not released the men's names.

The mayor said the accident remains under investigation and details were very limited.

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