California Man Electrocuted by Fallen Power Line

December 5, 2011

A Southern California man has been electrocuted by a power line that fell on him outside his home.

According to reports 24-year-old Joel Ramirez was inside his Whittier home when the line fell, possibly because of the weather, and set fire to his roof.

The man ran outside to douse the fire and the line fell on him and pinned him to the ground.

Sgt. Brent Anderson says the man began to catch fire and an arriving police officer sprayed him with a fire extinguisher.

Ramirez died at a hospital.

Anderson says a 46-year-old woman who tried to help him also was shocked and thrown across the alley but her injuries are not life-threatening.

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