CAPE CORAL, Fla.:
A utility worker who was shocked after touching a power line in Cape Coral has died, according to a spokesperson for LCEC.
Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) said the victim was an employee of MasTec, an engineering and construction company.
The incident happened at SE 8th Avenue and SE 10th Street. A portion of SE 10th Street near Cultural Park Boulevard is blocked by crime scene tape.
A resident who lives near the scene said he saw the utility workers trying to resuscitate the victim before the victim was transported to a nearby hospital.
CAPE CORAL, Fla.:
A Mastec utility employee was killed after coming in contact with a high-voltage power line on Tuesday afternoon, Lee County Electric Cooperative spokeswoman Karen Ryan said.
The worker had earlier been hospitalized in critical condition, Cape Coral Fire Department Division Chief Mike Russell said.
The events that led up to the situation are unclear.
No further information is immediately available.
MasTec, Inc. is an infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries.
Top 600 Specialty Contractors 2011, 2011 Hispanic Business 500
Our activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, communication and utility infrastructure, such as: electrical utility transmission and distribution, natural gas and petroleum pipeline infrastructure, wireless, wireline and satellite communications, wind farms, solar farms and other renewable energy, industrial infrastructure and water and sewer systems. MasTec’s customers are primarily in the utility, communications and government industries.
The Company’s corporate website is located at www.mastec.com.