A Verizon lineman was electrocuted in Sharon yesterday morning when a live wire came in contact with his bucket truck, authorities said.
The fatal accident occurred on South Walpole Street shortly before 8:30 a.m. Stephen J. Buckman, 44, of Hyde Park was killed apparently while helping to replace a telephone poll that had been struck by a car seven hours earlier.
"We are investigating the matter at this time," said Richard Colon, a spokesman for Verizon. "We are cooperating with the state police and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)."
Family of Buckman declined to comment yesterday.
A Sharon police officer working a detail at the site helped Buckman's co-workers perform CPR until he could be transported to Norwood Hospital. Police referred questions to the Sharon Fire Department, which issued a statement from Capt. John McLean. "Upon arrival for the electrocution, we found a male patient on the ground in cardiac arrest," McLean's statement read.