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Stay Out Stay Alive Fatal Accident Summaries
for 2008

February 8, 2008

A 20 year-old Pennsylvania man was electrocuted after coming into contact with a high voltage transformer on Reading Anthracite property in New Castle Township.

Police said the victim was on the property around 11:40 p.m. with another 20-year-old man when he came into contact with high voltage. The other man left the area and called the Schuylkill County Communications Center. New Castle Township police and rescue crews were then dispatched to the area.

After a short search, the victim was found in a fenced area on top of a high-voltage transformer, police said. Icy conditions hampered rescuers efforts to reach him, and police had to contact an electrician to shut off power to the off-road area.