20601A-WFNZ-the-fan-Final2 35h_CBSSportsRad_1660AM

News Home

Worker Electrocuted At Charlotte Construction Site

View Comments
File photo of an ambulance. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

File photo of an ambulance. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A construction worker has died after the lift he was operating touched power lines at an apartment building under construction near the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

The accident occurred around 2 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters say the man was in a lift bucket when he was shocked by a power line carrying 12,000 volts.

Police have not released the man’s name or the name of the company that employed him.

The incident is still being investigated.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus