Coroner: Man electrocuted in construction accident in Centre County

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police in Centre County were called to a construction site in Spring Township Monday after a worker was killed in an accident.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 1 p.m. to the site near East Rolling Ridge Drive for a construction accident. Upon arriving at the scene, they found a man in cardiac arrest. The man was pronounced dead on the scene by Coroner Scott Sayers.

Sayers identified the man Tuesday night as 27-year-old Anthony Laterzo, of Hawk Run. A piece of equipment came in contact with a high voltage power line and the electricity traveled through the equipment and into the ground, killing Laterzo, who was standing in a ditch.

Laterzo was declared dead at the scene from high voltage electrocution. The death has been ruled accidental.

The location is to serve as the site of a new housing development owned by Berks Homes, according to the Spring Township Zoning Office.

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