WA landscape worker electrocuted on Mercer Island



SEATTLE (AP) — The King County medical examiner’s office has identified a landscaper who died after coming into contact with a high-voltage power line on Mercer Island.

The victim was 48-year-old Terry Melbrad of Edmonds.

State Labor and Industries spokesman Hector Castro tells The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/pps2SH) that Melbrad was in a tree and using a pole saw at a home on Tuesday when he was electrocuted. Castro says Melbrad had been working for American Landscaping of Bothell.

An investigation into his death continues.


Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com