Salem Painter Electrocuted After Contacting Live Wires

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 CBS Boston

A contractor in Salem was killed Tuesday afternoon when he came in contact with a live wire and was electrocuted.
Around 3 p.m. the 59-year-old man was painting window sills on the side of a firehouse in a metal lift when the accident happened.“All of a sudden I just heard a loud pop and I saw a huge flame in the basket with a guy in it and then I just saw him collapse,” said Jenny Correia. Crew members waited for National Grid to turn the power off, so they could help the man who was stuck in the electrified metal basket.
Workers' Compensation

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