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August 20, 2010
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Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831

Mayor Sends Condolences To Family Of City Employee

City officials have been informed that Eric Kohles, Public Works Equipment Operator I, passed away this morning from injuries suffered in a mower accident Monday, August 16.

"I join with Public Works and Utilities Director Greg MacLean and all City employees in expressing our deepest sympathy to Eric's family and friends," said Mayor Chris Beutler. "Eric was a very dedicated, hard working employee. He was well-liked by his co-workers and supervisors and will be missed by all."

Kohles has been with the City Public Works and Utilities Department since February 28, 2008. He started in Street Maintenance, transferred to the Lincoln Water System in November 2009, and returned to Street Maintenance in July after being promoted to his current position.

The City is continuing its investigation into the cause of the accident.

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