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Eletrocuted man was building supervisor

Citizen Staff Writer



The man electrocuted at a midtown construction site has been identified as a Tucson construction company supervisor.

He was Ernie Russell, 61, a senior electrical supervisor at The Ashton Co. Inc., said Dick Horton, an Ashton spokesman.

Horton said Russell, a company employee for more than 10 years, apparently was installing a metal light pole at a construction project on the Dodge Boulevard bridge over the Rillito.

He was electrocuted about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when the pole touched overhead power lines, Horton said.

Ashton and the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the death.

Electrocuted worker identified

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