Worker fatally electrocuted in North Myrtle Beach
A man was fatally electrocuted while working around a power line at a construction site in North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday morning.
Antunes Dos Santos, 47, of Socastee died in the incident on Hillside Drive North, said Horry County Coroner Robert Edge. The victim was originally from Brazil.
Dos Santos was standing below a crane holding a wire that touched an electrical source and was electrocuted, said Pat Dowling with the City of North Myrtle Beach. A worker in the bucket of a crane was not injured, he said.
The call came just after 8 a.m. and North Myrtle Beach and Horry County units were dispatched to 807 Hillside Drive N., according to a tweet from Horry County Fire Rescue.
Edge said such deaths are rare and that he hadn’t dealt with one like it in about 20 years. He said an autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Dowling said workers were in the area rebuilding a home that had burned.