Friday, May 15, 2015

Man dies while trying to steal copper from idle mine in Martin County

Investigators say a man died while trying to steal copper from an idle mine.

Authorities say the man climbed a substation in the Pilgrim community, while trying to reach copper and metal brackets, but the man touched an active power line and was electrocuted.

Another person with the man ran to get help.


That person now faces criminal trespassing charges.