- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Tampa Electric subcontractor is dead after touching a live power line.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that the man was working from a bucket truck Wednesday morning, about 30 feet above a Seffner street, when he was shocked.

The man was taken to a Brandon hospital, where he died.

The incident closed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in both directions Wednesday afternoon.


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