W. Pa. worker electrocuted by line downed by tree

KARNS CITY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities saw a western Pennsylvania utility worker has been killed by a power line downed by a tree.

Armstrong County Deputy Coroner Brian Myers says 52-year-old Michael Over, of New Bethlehem, was accidentally electrocuted while answering a service call early Saturday.

Over was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:50 a.m. in Perry Township, Armstrong County, about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh.

The deputy says Over was dispatched by the Central Electric Cooperative of Parker to repair the downed line. Over was climbing a utility pole in a harness when the line arced and another worker pulled Over down from the pole and performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Central Electric’s chief executive and general manager says the company’s thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family.

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