Contractor for transportation department dies near St. Louis

2 weeks 22 hours 19 minutes ago Wednesday, November 29 2017 Nov 29, 2017 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:38:22 PM CST November 29, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a contractor for the Missouri Department of Transportation was electrocuted while working along Interstate 44 in St. Louis.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the man was operating a boom truck underneath a power line Wednesday morning in eastbound lanes of the interstate. Patrol spokesman Dallas Thompson said the truck hit a power line. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The contractor's name and the company he worked for have not been released.

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