According to Michigan Live, a truck driver was electrocuted Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred yesterday at Tower Automotive in Clinton Township, when the driver raised the boom on his truck and it made contact with a power line.
Clinton Township Police Lt. Curtis Randall told news outlets that the driver “was unloading metal from a dump truck into a metal bin using the controls on the outside of his truck,” Michigan Live reported. The boom struck a power line and then set the truck on fire.
“A 51-year-old truck driver hit a power line with a trailer when his boom went up,” Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) officials said in a statement. “It burnt up the trailer and caused the fatality.”
The driver, a 51-year-old male, died at the scene. Police have not released the driver’s name.
The driver’s name has not been released.
The incident is under investigation at this time.