I have been privy to a story, or a rumor if you will, dealing with Katrina and recovery operations.
The story originates from PAR, a utilities contractor and the story/rumor comes through the company rumor mill.
There was a workman from PAR found dead hanging from the power lines where he was performing Katrina related repair work. (PAR normally operates as a High voltage line repair contractor, so this was not a local power line he was found on. )
The story goes like this, he was found, but the ‘authorities’ will not, or would not let the body be returned to the family in Kansas. The authorities also claim the body would have to be buried in LA, and that no post-mordem would be allowed.
Now, it is not unusual to have individuals work on HV lines alone, and it not unusual for them to be killed by things like lighting, or falling, but working on HV almost always involves the power to be OFF! And ANY death is followed by a post-mordium, company policy!
The question are;
Why are the authorities preventing the examining of the body?
Why won’t they permit the family to take the body home?
How did he die?
Was he shot?
The timing may coincide to the ‘power on’ Photo-Op event in NOLA that Bush put on, and the ‘finding or the body’ seems to match the ‘lights out’ after the event was over.
Did this lineman get ‘burned’ by the bush event?
That’s the story/rumor, I do not have the name of the lineman at this time. But there was a death.
I would not be surprised if this is not completely true. But it has a lot of contractors stirred up.