DTE worker dies after being electrocuted by downed wire on Detroit’s west side

Circumstances under investigation

DTE worker killed by downed wire on Detroit's west side
DTE worker killed by downed wire on Detroit's west side

DETROIT – A 61-year-old DTE Energy worker has died after being electrocuted by a downed wire on Detroit’s west side, officials said.

The man was found in the 14600 block of Braile Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the Brightmoor Neighborhood.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday many DTE workers were on scene and so were Detroit police officers and the Detroit Fire Department.

Officials said the DTE worker had worked for DTE for a significant amount of time.

DTE Energy crews arrived at the Brightmoor Neighborhood at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and were working on lines in the back of a home. There have been spotty power outages in the area.

The circumstances surrounding the worker’s death are still under investigation. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

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A DTE worker was found dead on Detroit's west side on Tuesday afternoon.
A DTE worker was found dead on Detroit's west side on Tuesday afternoon.

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