A construction worker died after being electrocuted Tuesday while painting the window sills of a firehouse in Salem, Massachusetts, according to police.
Fire officials said the man was working in an elevated metal bucket when he was knocked unconscious by a shock from a live wire behind the Salem Fire Department.
The victim, identified by the Essex County District Attorney's Office as 59-year-old James Kennedy of Salem, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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The DA's office says the incident appears to have been accidental.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate.