Tampa worker dies after accidentally touching live power line

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TAMPA (WFLA) — A 45-year-old man was working repairs on a house in Tampa Wednesday when he accidentally touched a live power wire and was electrocuted.

Police said Jose Antonio Blanco was using a hydraulic lift to help him repair a house on East 17th Avenue in Tampa when he accidentally touched a live TECO power wire.

Blanco was electrocuted and died at the scene.

The incident happened at 11:37 a.m.

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