VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Officials say a telecommunications worker was reportedly killed on the job in Van Nuys.
The incident took place in the 6000 block of N. Ventura Canyon Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
An adult male telecommunication worker was brought down from a utility pole and in the words of the LA Fire Department “sadly, beyond medical help.”
Officials trying to determine if the man was electrocuted did not rule out the possibility of it being an unrelated medical event.
Later, they seemed to indicate electricity may have played a factor in the worker’s demise.
The man has not been identified by a neighbor said the man got out of an AT&T truck.
The coroner will determine the man’s official cause of death.