A 35-year-old man, trying to get fruit from a tree, was electrocuted Thursday afternoon in Pompano Beach, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Jose Angel Mejia-Pinto and three other men were gathering mangos from a tree in the yard at 116 NW 12th St. Mejia-Pinto was using a 21-foot long metal pole to knock the mangos from the tree.
At about 3:27 p.m., the pole touched an overhead power line, sending 7,000 volts into Mejia-Pinto and knocking him to the ground.Paramedics and BSO deputies responded to the scene where they pronounced Mejia-Pinto dead.BSO detectives are investigating the apparent accident.
Jason's snark: Holy flaming mangos, Bat Man!
Thursday, April 26, 2007