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Roofer in NJ electrocuted after ladder contacts electrical line

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 18:12:09-04

PENNSVILLE, N.J. — Authorities say a man installing a roof in New Jersey has been killed after a ladder came into contact with an electrical line.

Police said 54-year-old Jereome Dean, of Penns Grove, was killed in the accident around 1 p.m. Thursday in Pennsville.

A second worker was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

They were on the ground near a Pennsville building at the time of the incident, reported. Officials believe the men were attempting to move a ladder when they hit the power lines and were shocked.

Both men were found on the ground when police arrived at the scene.

The second worker, 29-year-old Travis Jackson,  suffered non-life threatening injuries, reported. He was taken to Christiana Hospital.