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Man Electrocuted By Power Line

Associated Press - September 17, 2014 6:26 am

Pratt County officials say a worker has died after coming into contact with a 7,200-volt power line.

The sheriff’s office says he died Tuesday while using a bucket truck near the line in Pratt. The man was taken to the Pratt Regional Medical Center where he later died.

His identity has not been released.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

It’s the second electrocution death in Kansas in two days. A 34-year-old man was killed Monday when a boom on a truck touched an overhead power line in Arkansas City.