1 electrocuted, 1 hurt when ladder hits power line, police say

PENNSVILLE TWP. — One man was electrocuted and another hurt when a ladder they were handling came in contact with electric lines Thursday afternoon, police said.

The accident happened on Highland Avenue near Third Street, just before 1 p.m., according to Pennsville Chief of Police Allen J. Cummings.

Jerome B. Dean, 54, of Penns Grove and another unidentified man were working at a home when they were on the ground and it appears they were attempting to move a ladder when they were shocked.

According to Cummings, first responders administered CPR to Dean at the scene and then took him to The …read more

Source: NJ.com Salem

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