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12 July 2018
State Police in Machias respond to electrocution in Cattaraugus County
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander
On July 11, 2018, at approximately 4:36 pm, NYSP Machias Troopers responded to a reported electrocution on Block Rd. in the town of Yorkshire. Upon State Police arrival, Delevan EMS was on scene and performing CPR on the victim, James R. Fogg, 39, of Fairfield, Maine.
An investigation revealed Fogg was in the area working for S.G. Communications, running cable television lines in the area. Fogg was in the basket of a bucket truck when he came into contact with a primary electric line, causing him to be exposed to high voltage.
Fogg was transported to the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, where he later died as result of his injuries.
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