Lincoln man dies after falling 30 feet

Metropolitan Community College has released the name of the 31-year-old utility line student who died after falling almost 30 feet while on a training course in Omaha.

College spokeswoman Sheila O'Connor identified him as Jon Peters, of Lincoln. Peters fell from a pole Saturday morning at the college's Applied Technology Center in north-central Omaha. He died at a hospital. Campus police and the Douglas County sheriff's office are investigating.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. O'Connor said Monday that Peters was two-thirds of the way through a two-year certificated course for utility line workers.