A construction worker was electrocuted near a site north of the center of Philadelphia. He was working on the third floor of a building in the Fairmount area. The construction worker came into contact with an electrical wire around 1:30 pm Monday and then plummeted from the scaffolding to the ground soon after.
A witness told a tv channel that the man hoisted up a bucket with a large hook on it that hit a power line before he fell. About fifteen minutes later, he was pronounced dead. The investigation is unclear whether he was killed by the fall or the electrocution.