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Man electrocuted while attempting to reconnect power illegally

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DETROIT – A man was electrocuted while attempting to reconnect power illegally in southwest Detroit, according to DTE.

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The incident happened near McKinstry and Christiancy streets.

DTE had recently turned off power due to energy theft. The man was attempting to reconnect the power illegally.

DTE said this is an unfortunate example of the dangers of energy theft and that there are programs for those who need help paying for energy.