Officials: 1 worker dead, 1 injured after being electrocuted

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — Officials say a telecommunications company worker has died and another is injured after being electrocuted while working on a utility pole in Illinois.

The (Sterling) Daily Gazette reports the men were working with fiber-optic cable in Sterling on Tuesday when the bucket on their truck came into contact with power lines.

The Whiteside County coroner’s office identified the man who died as 32-year-old Robert Zulauf of West Chicago.

The newspaper says the other worker, identified as a 23-year-old West Chicago man, was in critical condition on Wednesday morning at a hospital.

Authorities are investigating.