A man was killed in an electrical accident that started a fire Thursday morning in Taunton, Massachusetts. He was identified Monday as Michael Messina, 58 of North Easton.
Fire oficials said the man, later identified as Messina, was removing an antenna from a three-story apartment building on Danforth Street around 7:30 a.m. when the antenna made contact with a nearby power line, electrocuting the man and setting the outside of the building on fire.
Firefighters arrived soon after and were able to quickly extinguish the flames.
No other injuries were reported.
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No foul play is suspected. The incident remains under investigation by Taunton police and fire and state police assigned to the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal and Bristol District Attorney's Office.