Electrocution victim identified

Local News

A sewer line worker who was killed on the job in Johnstown has been identified.

Friday, Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees identified the victim as Christopher Diaz, 30, of Butler.

Diaz was electrocuted to death while working on a sewer line in Johnstown on Thursday. Lees said it happened when Diaz was leaning up against a forklift and the machine came in contact with power lines.

Two other men were also electrocuted when they tried to pull him off of the forklift. Those two men were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

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