May 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Man who died climbing Seattle power tower ID’d
The Associated Press
A man who died after climbing a 200-foot tower and touching a high-voltage power line in Seattle has been identified.
The King County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as 25-year-old Collin Reed Schreiber.
Spokesman James Apa says Schreiber died of “thermal burns and blunt force injury to the torso.” The death was ruled accidental.
Schreiber died early Friday after climbing an electricity tower in the Fremont neighborhood. Police say witnesses saw a flash of crackling sparks and a man falling from 120,000-volt lines.
Police have said they don’t know why Schreiber decided to climb the tower.
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