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  • NorthWestern Energy Announces Employee Fatality in Helena Area

    Jul 24, 2015
    <p><strong>Helena, Mont.&mdash;July 24, 2015&mdash;</strong>NorthWestern Energy announced today the death of one of its veteran linemen following a work-related accident last night north of Helena.</p> <p>Bob Mitschke, who had worked for the company for 36 years, was seriously injured last night while working with a crew that was attempting to replace a damaged transmission structure. He later died in a Great Falls hospital as a result of his injuries. </p> <p>&ldquo;We are deeply saddened by his loss,&rdquo; said Bob Rowe, NorthWestern&rsquo;s CEO. &ldquo;Bob served the community where he grew up and raised his family. He worked side-by-side with his closest friends, doing work that mattered. Bob made a difference.&nbsp; Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.&rdquo; </p> <p>Bob is survived by his wife, Jacquie; three grown daughters, Laura, Michelle and Kimberly; and his friends and co-workers in the Helena Division. Arrangements are pending. </p> <p>For more news about NorthWestern Energy visit us at and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter (NorthWestern_MT).</p> <p><strong>About NorthWestern Energy</strong><br /> NorthWestern Energy provides electricity and natural gas in the Upper Midwest and Northwest, serving approximately 692,600 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. &nbsp;More information on NorthWestern Energy is available on the company's website at <a href=""></a>. </p> <hr /> <p><strong>Media Contact:</strong> <br /> Claudia Rapkoch<br /> (866) 622-8081<br /> <a href=""></a></p>
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