A Construction Worker Killed by Electrocution

A construction worker in Philadelphia was electrocuted near a site north of the center of the city.  The worker was working on the third floor of a building being renovated in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia.  The man came into contact with an electric wire around 1:30 pm Monday and fell from the scaffolding to the ground.

A witness from the site told a television station that the construction worker was hoisting up a bucket with a large hook on it that hit a power line.  About fifteen minutes later, the construction worker was pronounced dead.  It is unclear whether he was killed by the fall or the electrocution.