RIPLEY – Tippah Electric Power Association lineman Lonnie Smith, 46, still is recovering in Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
Smith, who also is a Ripley alderman, suffered severe injuries while working on a job on County Road 125 in Walnut on April 29 after he came in contact with a power line.
Smith was transported to the Walnut Fire Department, then airlifted to Memphis.
Smith’s injuries required doctors to remove both his hands and part of his forearms just below the elbow, according to his wife, Loretta.
He also sustained a third-degree burn to his upper right arm.