Troopers Identify Dump Truck Drive Electrocuted On Friday

Laurel- The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal industrial accident that occurred yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred on November 22, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., when Troopers responded to the 31000 block of Jestice Farm Road in Laurel in reference to an accident.

Upon arrival, it was learned that a dump truck had struck a power line while unloading its cargo.

After striking the power line, the power line caught fire and fell to the ground. The operator exited and proceeded to the back of his truck and upon touching the truck was struck by electricity.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Bryan Dukes of Easton, Maryland was transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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