Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Utility worker in a bucket truck electrocuted to death after he came in contact with power lines in Anne Arundel County, MD

BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ) — One person was killed after coming into contact with power lines Thursday morning.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department confirms the incident happened just before 11:30 a.m., in the 1100 block of Sunrise Beach Rd.

Fire officials say someone working in a bucket truck came in contact with power lines, resulting in their death.

It is believed the person killed was in the bucket at the time of the accident.


A utility worker was electrocuted while working Thursday morning in Crownsville, county fire department officials said.

Capt. Russ Davies, department spokesman, said firefighters received a call for an injured cable company contract worker in the 1100 block of Sunrise Beach Road at 11:25 a.m. Thursday.

They found a man dead on the scene when they arrived, Davies said. 

Investigators determined he had been electrocuted by power lines while he was working in a bucket truck, he said.

Davies did not identify the man or his employer. The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident