Power Line Snaps, Electrocutes Pedestrian

By Christina Cocca and Vikki Vargas
|  Sunday, Apr 27, 2014  |  Updated 3:56 AM PDT
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A man was electrocuted as he pushed a shopping cart over a downed power line in Fullerton this afternoon, police said. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014.

A man was electrocuted as he pushed a shopping cart over a downed power line in Fullerton this afternoon, police said. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014.

A man walking down a Fullerton sidewalk died after a power line snapped and electrocuted him, officials said.

Police responded to the incident just before 4 p.m. in the 1800 block of Commonwealth Avenue, according to the Fullerton Police Department.

A balloon had fallen on the power line and caused it to snap, police said. A gas company worker saw the downed line and placed some cones near it to warn passersby.

The victim, a transient in his 40s, was pushing a shopping cart near the downed line when it caught his leg and electrocuted him, officials said.

The man died at the scene.

Additional details were not immediately known.
 

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