Idaho man electrocuted while working in Washington

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COLFAX, Wash. (AP) -- Officials in eastern Washington say a 38-year-old Idaho man was electrocuted while working on electrical lines at a gravel crushing plant near Colfax.

The Whitman County coroner's office identified the victim as James Hussey of Peck, Idaho.

Investigators say Hussey and other employees of DeAtley Crushing Service were working with generator electrical lines Tuesday morning when Hussey came in contact with a line that was still charged.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a flight nurse who was consulting with doctors at a Spokane trauma center.

The coroner's office and the Mining Safety and Health Administration are investigating.