- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - A utility worker has died after being electrocuted while working to repair a damaged electrical line.

Florence Mayor Mickey Haddock says the electricity department employee was on an electrical pole and touched a hot line. He died at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital on Thursday shortly after the accident.

Officials say a tree had fallen in the area, disrupting power in parts of the city. The man’s name was not released.

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