MANATEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Tampa Bay area farm worker was killed after a metal boom on his tractor came in contact with a live electrical wire.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that the tractor 44-year-old Fernando Melechor was driving hit the wire Wednesday afternoon. The Bradenton Herald ( ) reports that he was electrocuted when he got off the tractor and touched the ground.

Investigators say the death appears to be an accident.


Information from: The Bradenton Herald ,

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