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Man electrocuted at Rybovich marina in West Palm Beach

Police say victim killed while working on electrical wiring on docks
Electrocution at Rybovich marina in West Palm Beach
Posted at 9:30 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 14:44:07-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A worker at a West Palm Beach marina was electrocuted Friday morning while performing maintenance to the wiring on the docks, police said.

West Palm Beach police Sgt. David Lefont said the work-related death occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Friday at the Rybovich marina on Flagler Drive.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene. He was later identified as James Miller, 55, of Boynton Beach.

Lefont said one of the circuit breakers had been left on to test its integrity and determine if it needed to be replaced. He said Miller "made contact" with the live connection, electrocuting him.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating the death.