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Edison Worker Electrocuted, Killed by Power Lines in Paramount

The 26-year-old worker was on a service call when he was killed

A Southern California Edison worker on a service call was electrocuted and killed in Paramount on Wednesday, fire officials said.

The worker was killed by power lines, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The Los Angeles County Coroner identified the man on Thursday as 26-year-old Jeffrey Moon of Los Angeles. Moon was on a service call at California Avenue and Jefferson Street at 5:22 p.m. when he was killed.

Fellow Edison workers began showing up at the scene, visibly emotional over news about their  coworker's death.

A spokeswoman called the case "a tragic situation." Edison officials are working with law enforcement personnel to determine what led to the fatality.

"We don't know what happened," Edison spokeswoman Susan Cox told City News Service.

No other information was immediately available.  

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