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New Limerick, Maine

Utility worker dies in suspected electrocution

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Maine State Police said a utility worker died after apparently being electrocuted by exposed power lines in New Limerick. Mark Miles, a 44-year-old employee of Eastern Maine Electric, had been called to a power outage on Friday, and he was found unresponsive near some exposed power lines at a private residence. Miles was taken by ambulance to the Houlton Regional Hospital. It appeared that he had died from coming into contact with the power lines, police said.