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Utility worker dies after being electrocuted in Montgomery County

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Jul 09, 2024

ASHTON, Md. — Montgomery County Police are investigating an accidental death in Ashton.

Just before 12:00 pm Tuesday, officers were called to the 200 block of Ashton Road for reports of an electrocution.

After their arrival they found a 39-year-old man, who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

According to WJLA-ABC7, the victim was in a Verizon truck bucket above ground that touched a Baltimore Gas and Electric powerline.

Road closures have been put in place on Ashton Road between Ligon Lane and New Hampshire Avenue at this time.