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Worker killed after touching live powerline on Siesta Key

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – A tree worker was killed Sunday afternoon after touching a live powerline on Siesta Key.

The victim was electrocuted and died at the scene.

The incident occurred on Freeling Drive, a residential street, on Siesta Key.

According to Sarasota County Emergency Services, the victim was working in a bucket and could not be reached until FPL could come and turn off the grid. 

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