Man electrocuted while moving ladder in Collinsville
KSDK — A man working on a construction site in Collinsville, Illinois was killed Wednesday afternoon when the ladder he was moving touched power lines.
The Maryville Police Department said it received a call at 1:15 p.m. for a man down at 5938 Sugar Loaf Road. When police and firefighters responded they found 30-year-old Christopher Lange unresponsive. Lange was taken to Anderson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators said Lange was working on an upper level of a duplex under construction and while moving his ladder came into contact with power lines carrying 6,000 volts.
While Maryville authorities responded to the scene, the mailing address where the incident occurred is in Collinsville.
Lange is from Troy, Illinois.