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1 killed, 1 injured after metal pole hits power line

Posted at 3:31 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 16:31:22-04

DUNKIRK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say one worker was killed and another injured after they were electrocuted while putting up scaffolding for a siding project.

The Dane County’s Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday in the town of Dunkirk, about 30 miles southeast of Madison.

The two men were holding a tall metal pole when it was blown into a power line. A 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital. A 28-year-old man was injured but is expected to recover.

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