National Grid Workers Dies After Incident On The Job In Medford

Photo: Jim MacKay / WBZ News Radio

MEDFORD (WBZNewsRadio) - A National Grid worker was electrocuted to death after an incident on the job early Thursday in Medford.

The worker was at an electrical box in the parking lot of an apartment building at 500 Salem Street, police say, when something went terribly wrong. A Medford officer working a detail called for help around midnight.

The worker was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Three responding police officers were also taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

The Middlesex District Attorney's Office has now confirmed the death and says it's not considered suspicious. Authorities are working to figure out what caused the electrocution. OSHA will be part of the investigation in Medford, along with local and state police.

As of noontime Thursday the worker has not been identified, but officials say he was a 35 year-old man who'd been working alone. In a statement, National Grid says its "immediate priority is ensuring we are doing everything we can to support this employee's family and colleagues."

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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