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Repairman electrocuted after touching live power wire at Tampa home

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 02:21:29-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A 45-year-old man died while conducting repairs on a home in Tampa after he accidentally touched a live power wire, police say.

It happened Wednesday morning at about 11:30 in the 1700 block of E. 17th Ave.

Jose Antonio Blanco was using a hydraulic lift to do the repairs when he accidentally touched the live TECO wire.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.