GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a worker was killed in Gainesville after striking an underground power line.
Police say the man had been working with a large, metal augur Monday morning when it struck the power line and sent electricity into him.
Gainesville Regional Utilities reports that the man was working for a private contractor on private property.
The Gainesville Sun reports that at least one other worker was shocked when they tried to help the man.
The victim's name wasn't immediately released.
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