Man Electrocuted by Downed Power Line in Fullerton: Police

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A man was electrocuted Friday after coming into contact with a downed power line in Fullerton, police said.


Person electrocuted outside strip mall in Fullerton. (Credit: KTLA)

A call of a man down came in at 3:58 p.m. in the vicinity of Brookhurst Road and Commonwealth Avenue (map), according to Lt. Goodrich with Fullerton Police Department.

When officers arrived on scene the power line was still energized, police said.

Witnesses said the victim, described as a white man in his 40s, was seen pushing a shopping cart in the area at the time of the incident, according to a news release from Fullerton police.

Video of the scene showed electric crews working on a power pole on a sidewalk near a shopping center.

A wide area was also cordoned off with yellow tape as police investigated what appeared to be the victim’s body under a makeshift tent, video showed.

The incident triggered a power outage affecting an estimated 741 customers, according to Southern California Edison.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Fullerton police at 714-738-6716.


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