York Man Electrocuted After Touching a Dump Truck in Contact with Live Power Wires

Updated 2 years ago

A worker for a York paving company has been electrocuted after touching a dump truck that was in contact with live power wires. Authorities say 42-year-old Christopher Dixon was standing behind a gravel truck at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday when the truck touched the power lines. Rescue workers at first couldn’t get to Dixon because the wires were still live and had to wait until Central Maine Power shut off the electricity. Dixon was taken to York Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck jumped out when she realized what happened and was not injured. Central Maine Power says about 2,500 customers lost power.


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