NJ utility worker electrocuted, death ruled accidental
MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) - August 4, 2012 (WPVI) -- The death of a utility worker who was electrocuted while on the job in central New Jersey has been ruled an accident.
Monmouth County prosecutors announced their findings on Saturday, one day after 20-year-old Richard Grande of Lacey Township was killed while working along on Daum Road in Manalapan.
Grande was an apprentice lineman for Jersey Central Power &Light. Co. Specific details on how the accident occurred have not been disclosed, but published reports have said a utility crew was working on a downed line when Grande apparently came into contact with a wire that turned out to be live.
JCP&L Spokesman Ron Morano said the company was "deeply saddened" by Grande's death. But Morano declined comment on the accident, citing the ongoing investigations by county and federal officials.
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