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44-year-old Sturbridge man dies after being electrocuted at AT&T facility in Cambridge

A 44-year-old Sturbridge man working for an outside contractor died Tuesday morning after being electrocuted at an AT&T facility in Cambridge, officials said.

At about 8:30 a.m., police received a report that a worker had been electrocuted at the Bent Street facility, according to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

Officers arrived to find the injured worker, whose name was not released. After CPR was administered, the worker was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

The man is believed to have been working on an emergency lighting conduit when he was electrocuted, officials said.


The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified because the death occurred “in a workplace setting,” a Cambridge police spokesperson said.

Karen Twomey, an AT&T spokesperson, said the worker was employed by a contractor working for the telecommunications company.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of this contractor’s employee and our thoughts are with this person’s family, friends, and colleagues,” Twomey said in a statement. “We’re working closely with investigators and the contractor to determine what happened here.”

The death is under investigation by the district attorney’s office, Cambridge police, and State Police detectives, officials said.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at Follow him @jeremycfox.