PALM COAST, FL. (THECOUNT) — Two construction workers working on a house at Selma Trail & Sesame Boulevard, in Palm Coast’s Seminole Woods were killed around 9 a.m. when their equipment struck a power line, electrocuting them both. They died instantly.
The two men, operating a concrete-pouring truck belonging to Nomad LLC, were just finished pouring the foundation on the house when who was at the scene, the man operating the boom with a remote control unknowingly directed the boom against a power line along Selma.
“The crane struck a power line that carried 13,000 volts,” Sheriff Rick Staly, who was at the scene, said after speaking with other officials at the scene, including representatives of Florida Power and Light. “The power went from the power line through the boom, struck the two workers and they died.” source
Both workers were outside the truck. “One was out of the truck and was using that tethered remote control for the boom and the other one was either touching the truck or standing close enough to it that he also received the electricity from the power line.”