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Man is electrocuted while climbing a utility pole

WALNUT HILLS, OH (FOX19) -

A man was electrocuted while climbing a pole in Walnut Hills on Sunday morning.

The Coroner's Office was called to the scene around 7 a.m. when Nicholas Smith, 21, was found at Gilbert and Lincoln Avenues. Smith climbed a utility pole, which was touching power lines, when the transformer blew.

Smith was found lying in the middle of the intersection with severe burns. Police made requests for an ambulance, but Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

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