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State probes electrocution 61

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A man taken to a hospital after sustaining an electric shock near a midtown road construction site Tuesday morning has died, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

The 61-year-old man was taken to University Medical Center, Anne-Marie Braswell, a Rural/Metro Fire Department spokeswoman, said earlier.

Authorities would not identify the man.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Dawn Barkman said state occupational safety authorities were investigating the death.

Braswell said the man was setting up a pole near a road construction site when it came in contact with an overhead power line shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Authorities initially thought the man was a Tucson Electric Power Co. employee, but said later this morning he was not.

He was employed by the Ashton Co. Inc. as a construction worker, said Joseph Barrios, a spokesman for TEP.

The incident happened at North Dodge Boulevard and East Kleindale Road, said Barkman.

State probes electrocution

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