Police ID Pawtucket man killed in power line accident

Police ID Pawtucket man killed in power line accident

WOONSOCKET – Police have identified the man who died after being electrocuted by power lines while working on a house at 336 Park Place on Friday as 64-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez of Pawtucket.

Gonzalez was in a hydraulic lift painting the house around 1 p.m. on Friday when the bucket of the lift came into contact with the power lines and he was electrocuted. A coworker on the ground lowered the lift and Gonzalez was brought to Landmark Medical Center and transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died of his injuries on Saturday afternoon.

According to National Grid, crews shut off power to the local area for a period on Friday so first responders could provide assistance.