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Last week, a Rhode Island resident was painting a home in Woonsocket, when Emergency Services were notified that the man had been injured. A 64 year old resident of Pawtucket, was electrocuted while painting a home last Friday about 1 PM. He was transported to the hospital and died Saturday evening.

Ted Kresse, A National Grid spokesperson, reported that several utility workers were dispatched to the scene of the accident and subsequently de-energized the area so that first responders (Emergency Services) could provide assistance. Although there is no specific cause identified for the 64 year old man to be electrocuted, Kresse stated that further details will be released following a complete investigation, and “they are working with authorities to determine what happened”.

Local, as well as federal agencies are beginning to inquire about the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), also responded to the scene.

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