A line worker has died in a fall from a bucket truck after it hit power lines on Main Street in Rangeley.

When Did This Happen?

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Franklin County Dispatch got a 911 call just before 11:00 Tuesday morning that a man had fallen from a bucket truck on Main Street. Members of the Rangeley Police and Fire Departments, as well as a NorthStar Ambulance crew responded and attempted life-saving first aid. Despite their efforts, the man died of his injuries. The man has been identified as Danila Belov, 24, of Brooklyn, New York.

What Caused the Man to Fall?

Maine State Police were called to investigate and were able to determine that the 2012 Ford Econoline van, equipped with a bucket lift, was traveling south on Main Street in Rangeley when the incident happened. While the vehicle was traveling, the bucket struck a set of utility wires that were suspended by utility poles across the roadway. It's believed that the deceased was riding in the bucket when it struck the wires. He then fell to the ground.

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Have Police Identified the Man Who Died?

The name of the deceased has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. Police say the truck was driven by 31-year-old Anton Natachiev of Brooklyn, New York. Both men worked as subcontractors for Consolidated Communications, which is a nationwide internet service provider and telecommunications company.

Route 4 (Main Street) was closed until approximately 4 p.m. while crews worked at the scene. This incident remains under investigation by both the Maine State Police and the Department of Labor.

We'll update this story as more details become available.

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