Verizon worker electrocuted in Brownville

BROWNSVILLE - A Verizon worker was killed today after being electrocuted while on the job in Brownsville.

Witnesses say the victim was suspended above the street in a bucket lift running a cable at Chistopher and New Lots avenues when a live power wire latched on to his neck, killing him.

An EMS worker says the victim's body was completely charred in the accident.

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