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Construction Worker Dies After Electrocution While Working



    Construction Worker Electrocuted While Painting

    A construction worker who was painting the window sill of a fire station died after the bucket he was in came in contact with power lines.

    (Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

    A construction worker died after being electrocuted Tuesday while painting the window sills of a firehouse in Salem, Massachusetts, according to police.

    Fire officials said the man was working in an elevated metal bucket when he was knocked unconscious by a shock from a live wire behind the Salem Fire Department.

    The victim, identified by the Essex County District Attorney's Office as 59-year-old James Kennedy of Salem, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The DA's office says the incident appears to have been accidental.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate.

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