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Worker Electrocuted When Boom Hits Power Lines

Worker Electrocuted When Boom Hits Power Lines

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SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) -- A Provo man was electrocuted when the boom of a cement truck he was operating hit 44,000-volt transmission lines at a construction site in Santaquin, police said.

Kent Taylor, 22, was killed Wednesday as he was setting up to pump concrete.

Santaquin/Genola Police Chief Dennis Howard said the boom became entangled in the transmission lines overhead.

Taylor got out of the truck, but was still holding the control system for the boom, which is on a remote cable, when he touched the ground, Howard said.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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