Man electrocuted at Howard Co. construction site dies

No foul play suspected, officials say

August 14, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A man was killed after being electrocuted at a construction site in Howard County on Tuesday afternoon, according to the county's Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

Police were called to the site where a new home is being built in the 9200 block of Furrow Avenue in Ellicott City shortly before 3:30 p.m. for reports of an electrocution, officials said.

An investigation determined the man, whose identity was being withheld pending the notification of his family, was a worker at the site who was carrying metal scaffolding when it touched an electrical wire, officials said.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate the man before he was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

The investigation showed no immediate signs of foul play, officials said.

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