A utility worker who was repairing a wire on the ground in Livingston County died by electrocution Sunday morning, police said.
About 10:30 a.m., Oct. 17 in Brighton Township, Michigan State Polices Brighton Post reported, Troopers responded to investigate reportedly causing an electrocution.
Investigators determined a utility worker, october 41, from South Lyon, was working on repairing sandpaper when he suffered traumatic brain injury, police said.
State police were dispatched to the scene by Livingston County EMS, the Brighton and Howell fire departments, and the Livingstone County Sheriff Department.
Both DTE and Consumers Energy have released electrical safety tips on downed wires. They remind people to stay 20 to 25 feet away from downed wires and assume they are alive.
If you notice a grounded wire, you may contact 911, Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050, or DTE online here.
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