CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Verizon Worker Electrocuted On The Job In Brownsville

View Comments
Investigators on the scene where a Verizon worker was electrocuted in Brownsville on Sept. 14, 2011 (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Investigators on the scene where a Verizon worker was electrocuted in Brownsville on Sept. 14, 2011 (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Verizon worker was electrocuted while working in Brooklyn Wednesday.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports that shortly before noon the worker was threading FiOS cable through tree branches at Christopher and New Lotts Avenues in Brownsville when he got tangled up in a power line.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones with witnesses


Leonard McCleod, who lives near the scene, said he heard screaming.

“It is a horrible thing to leave to come to work in the morning and never know that you’re not coming back,” he said. “It’s a tragedy.”

A witness said he saw sparks and then the worker caught fire.

Verizon crew members brought the lift bucket down and extinguished the fire, but the worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation.

View Comments