Manitoba man dies after equipment hits hydro line: RCMP

Manitoba RCMP. File / Global News

A 58-year-old man from Edwin, Man. is dead after a piece of equipment he was operating hit a hydro line, RCMP say.

Around 3:10 p.m. Monday, Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a report of an injured man on the side of the road on Highway 245, in the Rural Municipality of Norfolk Treherne.

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Officers say the man was loading an excavator onto a trailer, when the boom touched a hydro line and the man was electrocuted.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Manitoba Workplace Health & Safety has been notified and RCMP continue to investigate.


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