A Bucks County, New Jersey man died after a ladder he had been using for a roofing and siding job hit power lines last month.
Pawel Pieklo, 52, of Trenton, had just about finished his job at a Delran, Burlington County apartment complex on Route 130, when a ladder on which he was working touched overhead wires about 4:30 p.m., arcing electrical current through his body
Another worker, and Jiri Niederle, 41, of Morrisville, Pa. tried to assist Pieklo. Niederle failed to remove Pieklo from the current, injuring himself in the process. Niederle was in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital after suffering electrical burns. Pieklo was pronounced dead at the scene.
AIM Construction LLP of Morrisville allegedly employed the two men, who were working at building 17 of the Hunters Glen Apartments.
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