June 22, 2013

Utility worker dies of apparent electrocution

The Associated Press

NEW LIMERICK — Maine State Police say a utility worker has died after apparently being electrocuted by exposed power lines in New Limerick.

Police say 44-year-old Mark Miles, an employee of Eastern Maine Electric, had been called to a power outage on Friday.

Authorities say he was found unresponsive near some exposed power lines at a private residence.

Police say Miles was taken by ambulance to the Houlton Regional Hospital. Police say it appeared that he had died from coming into contact with the power lines.

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