Construction worker electrocuted and killed at building site

February 13, 2020 GMT

A construction worker died when he accidentally hit high-voltage wires while working in a cherry picker in a suburb of New York City, authorities said.

Bronx resident Alejandro Manuel Caisaguano Pellisa, 26, was electrocuted and killed Wednesday in New Rochelle, police said. He was working on a building exterior when he accidentally hit the wires.

The New Rochelle Buildings Department and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating.