Painter Dies After Lift Basket Possibly Comes Into Contact With Power Lines
A painter died Tuesday after the mobile lift basket he was in came near or in contact with power lines in Westchester, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated.
The painter “proved beyond medical help” and was determined to be dead just before 5 p.m., the department later said.
The worker may have been servicing a nearby apartment building from an elevated lift basket when it came into “proximity and/or contact” with power lines, LAFD stated.
West 86th Place was closed from Emerson Avenue to McConnell Avenue due to the incident.