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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A man doing welding work on the rooftop of a Glendale manufacturing plant is dead of an apparent electrocution.

Authorities said the man was badly burned and fell 20 feet to the ground after he somehow touched live wires around 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

Glendale Fire Department officials said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn't immediately released, but authorities said he was an employee of the manufacturing plant.

State worksite safety investigators said they will be investigating the incident, which caused a power outage in the area.

Salt River Project officials said crews are working to restore electricity to affected customers.

Associated Press,

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