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Subcontractor for Spectrum killed in accident in Town of Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WIVB) - Law enforcement officials say a subcontractor for Spectrum was killed in the Town of Yorkshire.

According to New York State police, the 39-year-old from Maine was electrocuted after pulling a line and throwing it over primary electrical wires.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office says it happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. on Block Rd.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. It is not clear if OSHA has been notified of the incident.

According to National Grid spokesman Steve Brady, National Grid was told that Spectrum was installing new cable on poles as part of Spectrum's broadband expansion. 

The contact did not cause an outage, but the power company did kill power to about 30 nearby homes to allow first responders to do their work. 


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