Man electrocuted on Detroit's east side

Victim may have been working on illegal house hook-up

By Tom Okress - Producer

DETROIT - An unidentified man was electrocuted on Detroit's east side Saturday morning.

It happened on Algonquin Street near East Warren Avenue.

Detroit firefighters and DTE Energy crews called to the scene said it appeared the man was in a tree, attempting an illegal electrical hook-up to a house, when he fell from the tree and a live wire fell on him.

There were no other injuries reported.

Detroit police and fire department officials continue to investigate.

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