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Solvay lineman electrocuted

A Solvay Electric Department lineman was electrocuted Thursday while working on a power line in Geddes.

Marc Mallaro, 48, of Syracuse was in the bucket of a utility truck installing a new service line on Dwight Drive when contact was made with the primary line, Onondaga County sheriff's department said in a release Thursday afternoon. Geddes police and sheriff's deputies responded to the scene at approximately 12:08 p.m.

The crew working with Mallaro immediately lowered the bucket and began performing CPR while EMS responded to the accident. Mallaro was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital a short time later.

The accident is under investigation by the New York State Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau.

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