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Authorities identify Jefferson Hills man electrocuted by power line in Oakland

A Jefferson Hills man was electrocuted Tuesday morning when the bucket truck he was in came into contact with a power line in Oakland, authorities said.

Matthew Blackburn, 46, died a little more than an hour after the incident was reported at 10:30 a.m. in the 500 block of North Neville Street between Bayard and Ellsworth streets, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV reported that he was likely working as a window washer .

“It was a huge, like, cloud of flames,” Lauren O’Brien told the TV station. “It felt like a whole minute, but it was probably like 10 seconds of just, like, engulfed in flames.”

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