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Funeral today for Arlington worker killed on the job

Washington Post Editors

Funeral services for James Bea, 59, the Arlington County employee who was electrocuted and died the day before Thanksgiving, are being held this morning at an Arlington church.

Bea was a father, grandfather and Arlington resident who worked for the county for 24 years. He was killed, and another worker was wounded, as they repaired a broken water main. They were taking down a set of temporary lights that allowed them to work through the night when it happened.

Bea had worked in the trench all night, and was about to go home when he was killed. After his death, his boss said Bea and his co-workers toiled in sometimes deplorable conditions but never complained and were generally invisible to the public.

The investigation into exactly how it happened is still ongoing, county officials said.

At the family's request, Bea's funeral and preceding viewing are both closed to the public.

The second worker, who has not been identified publicly, remains in serious but stable condition at an area hospital.

-- Allison Klein

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 3, 2009; 8:35 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein , Arlington  
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