UPDATED: January 10, 2018  3:55 PM

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A worker on scaffolding came in contact with overhead power lines and was electrocuted at 424 Swiss Avenue in Dallas shortly before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim died.

While working with Oncor to ensure the safety of first responders, Dallas Fire-Rescue is awaiting the arrival of the medical examiner before extracting the victim from the scaffolding.

The victim’s brother told CBS11, they were on a roof installing a safety rail for the scaffolding when the worker slipped while he had a pole in his hand.

The pole touched the power line and the man was electrocuted.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Oncor released the following statement:

We at Oncor are heartbroken to hear of the tragic incident involving a private construction worker this afternoon on Swiss Avenue in Dallas. Oncor has crews on scene and we are working with first responders to determine the cause. We were notified shortly after 1 o’clock this afternoon that a private construction worker had made contact with a power line just outside of a business. Oncor crews were on site shortly thereafter to de-energize the line and assist first responders. While Oncor equipment is safe, it’s important to always use caution while working around electricity. Our thoughts and prayers are with this worker’s family, friends and all those affected by this tragedy.  


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