Merritt Island, Florida
A man died yesterday after touching overhead power lines, while working from a vehicle mounted platform on Merritt Island, Florida.
The man, working for Mas-Tec – which also owned the bucket truck – on a contract for Florida Power & Light, he was replacing a power line pole when the incident occurred. Emergency services managed to lower the platform to bring him down, and he was declared dead at the scene. An investigation is underway into what happened.
The scene after the emergency services left